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05/12/2024

πŸ”₯🌸 Happy Mother's Day from the Springfield Illinois Fire Department! 🌸πŸ”₯

Today, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to all the incredible moms out there, including the amazing moms within our own fire department family. Your strength, love, and support inspire us every day, both on and off the job.

To all the moms who sacrifice so much to keep their families safe, we salute you. Thank you for your unwavering dedication and endless love. πŸ’–

Wishing all moms a day filled with love, laughter, and appreciation. Happy Mother's Day! 🌹
Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37
The City of Springfield-Illinois
Springfield Police Department - Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department would like to congratulate the Recruit Class of 2003 a Happy Anniversary!!
05/05/2024

The Springfield Fire Department would like to congratulate the Recruit Class of 2003 a Happy Anniversary!!

πŸ”₯πŸš’ Happy International Firefighters' Day, Springfield! πŸ”₯πŸš’On this day, we pay tribute to the fearless firefighters who em...
05/05/2024

πŸ”₯πŸš’ Happy International Firefighters' Day, Springfield! πŸ”₯πŸš’

On this day, we pay tribute to the fearless firefighters who embody the spirit of courage and selflessness. Your dedication to protecting our community is truly out of this world, much like the bravery of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars!

May the Force be with you all as you continue to bravely serve and protect. Thank you for being our heroes, both on Earth and in the galaxy far, far away.

Stay safe, Springfield, and may the Fourth be with you!

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Commemorate the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 4-5, 2024Join us as we pause to honor 226 fallen fire...
05/03/2024

Commemorate the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 4-5, 2024

Join us as we pause to honor 226 fallen firefighters during the 43rd National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on May 4 and 5. This solemn occasion commemorates the lives of 89 firefighters who died in 2023, as well as 137 who died in previous years.

Mark your calendars for the National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service on May 4 at 7:30 pm ET, followed by the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on May 5 at 10:00 am ET. Both events are open to the public and will be live-streamed on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial website (weekend.firehero.org), NFFF’s YouTube Channel, and our page.

04/28/2024

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible (5 to 15 percent chance) tonight. The primary threats are large hail one inch in diameter or larger, and damaging wind gusts to 60 mph. An isolated tornado is possible as well, mainly northwest of I-55. Locally heavy rain could also bring a threat of flash flooding if it falls in urban or poor drainage areas. Stay weather aware, be ready to take shelter indoors when storms approach, and have multiple ways to receive warnings.

04/23/2024

πŸ“šπŸ”₯ Happy World Book Day from the Springfield Fire Department to our friends at the Lincoln Library in Springfield! πŸ”₯πŸ“š

Books ignite imaginations and knowledge, just like firefighters ignite safety and community. Today, we celebrate the importance of books and reading in shaping minds and fostering lifelong learning.

Thank you, Lincoln Library, for being a beacon of literacy and education in our community. Let's continue to inspire readers of all ages to explore new worlds through the pages of a book! πŸŒŸπŸ“–

https://www.lincolnlibrary.info

04/22/2024

🌍πŸ”₯ Happy Earth Day from the Springfield Fire Department! πŸ”₯🌍

Today, as we celebrate our planet, let's also remember the importance of fire safety in preserving our environment. Whether it's properly disposing of waste, using eco-friendly materials, or being mindful of outdoor burning, every action counts in protecting our Earth.

Let's work together to keep our community safe and our planet healthy for generations to come! πŸŒ±β™»οΈ

04/21/2024

πŸ”₯πŸš’ At the Springfield Fire Department, we take your safety seriously! πŸš’πŸ”₯

Ever wondered about the standards guiding our emergency response? Enter NFPA Standard 1710. It sets the bar for our organization and deployment of fire suppression, medical operations, and special services.

Here's the deal: NFPA 1710 outlines a time goal of 5 minutes and 20 seconds for 90% of dispatched incidents. That includes an 80-second "turnout time" (gear on, trucks rolling) and a 240-second "travel time" to reach you.

But what does this mean for you? It means when you call, we're committed to getting there fast, equipped, and ready to help. It's about ensuring your safety and well-being in those critical moments.

Here in Springfield, our dedicated team works tirelessly to train, coordinate, and optimize our response times, all to serve you better.

So rest assured, when you see those red trucks roll, know that we're on our way, striving to meet and surpass NFPA 1710 standards for your safety and peace of mind. Stay safe, Springfield! πŸš’πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’

Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37
The City of Springfield-Illinois

04/08/2024

If you find a salesman at your front door, using a high pressure sales tactic or even stretching the truth, be sure to know the facts and not commit to a purchase without doing your homework. We are hearing reports of salesmen for solar installers providing false information; and that are operating without a City of Springfield peddler's permit. Be wary of aggressive tactics and if a permit can't be shown, don't entertain the offer. You can request a copy of their peddler's license, which is required in the City of Springfield for door-to-door sales. Those operating without a license can be reported to 217-788-8311 for not operating lawfully in the City of Springfield.

04/06/2024
03/06/2024

Springfield IL Fire Department

πŸŒͺοΈβ›ˆοΈπŸ“’ SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK ALERT β›ˆοΈπŸŒͺοΈπŸ“’

As we step into Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 4th - March 8th, 2024, the Springfield IL Fire Department, in collaboration with the National Weather Service Lincoln, IL, urges our community to gear up and stay informed about severe weather safety.

What’s Happening:
Weather Alert Radio Test: Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, March 6th, at 11:00 am CST, there will be a test of the Weather Alert Radios and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) across all NWS offices in Illinois. This test, marked as a β€œRoutine Weekly Test” (RWT), is crucial for ensuring our preparedness systems are functional and reliable.
Why It Matters:
Severe weather can strike at any moment, as proven by last year's record-setting tornado occurrences and the impactful severe weather events we've experienced. Illinois saw an unprecedented number of tornadoes, including the devastating March 31st outbreak with 37 tornadoes, resulting in significant damage, injuries, and sadly, loss of lives.

Key Takeaways for Preparedness Week:
Tornadoes Are Year-Round Threats: We experienced tornadoes in 9 different months in 2023, emphasizing the need for constant vigilance.
Understand the Impact: Illinois led the nation in tornado occurrences last year, highlighting the critical importance of preparedness for our state.
Warnings Save Lives: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings now come with tags to indicate severity. The "destructive" tag will trigger alerts on your cell phones for 80 mph winds and baseball-sized hail.
Advance Warnings Work: Thanks to the NWS, 74% of severe weather events had advance warnings with an average lead time of 16 minutes, significantly reducing the risk and potential damage.
Your Role in Severe Weather Preparedness:
Stay Informed: Keep your Weather Alert Radios operational and pay close attention to weather alerts.
Plan Ahead: Develop and rehearse your severe weather emergency plans. Know where to seek shelter during a tornado or severe storm.
Be Weather Ready: Familiarize yourself with the types of weather warnings issued by the NWS and what actions to take when they are issued.
Building a Weather-Ready Nation:
The goal of the National Weather Service’s initiative is not just to forecast severe weather but to ensure that our community is prepared to respond effectively. The Springfield IL Fire Department is committed to this cause, working tirelessly to ensure the safety and preparedness of our residents.

For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit www.weather.gov/Lincoln.

Stay safe, Springfield. Together, we can be prepared for whatever severe weather comes our way.

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02/11/2024
02/04/2024

With one week out from our we are are doing amazing. We are teetering on raising $3000 for the American Lung Association. To say I'm proud of these kids is an understatement. They set their minds on a goal and then smash it like it's no big deal. They work hard and honestly I am impressed by them everyday.
CACC Fire Science
The State Journal-Register
Springfield Illinois Fire Department
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37
The City of Springfield-Illinois
Illinois Times

πŸ”₯ Springfield Fire Department Announcement πŸ”₯Hey Springfield community! πŸš’ We've got some exciting news to share! Our very...
02/03/2024

πŸ”₯ Springfield Fire Department Announcement πŸ”₯

Hey Springfield community! πŸš’ We've got some exciting news to share! Our very own Firefighter Tyler Pence is lacing up his running shoes for the Olympic Marathon trials this morning, showcasing not only his dedication to keeping our city safe but also his incredible athleticism! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨

Join us in cheering on Tyler as he takes on this extraordinary challenge! πŸŽ‰ Show your support by tuning in to the Olympic Marathon trials and cheering for ! Let's rally behind one of our own and celebrate the strength and determination that makes Springfield proud! πŸ™ŒπŸ”₯

01/31/2024
01/31/2024

πŸŽ‰πŸš’πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Celebrating Our Hometown Hero: Tyler Pence! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸš’πŸŽ‰

Hey, Springfield community! Let's gather around to cheer for one of our very own: Tyler Pence, the incredible firefighter who's not just saving lives but also racing towards his Olympic dream! 🌟

Today, we're not just celebrating a firefighter, but an inspiring athlete who has tirelessly trained for the Olympics. Tyler's journey to the Team USA Olympic Marathon team is a testament to his extraordinary dedication and perseverance.

As a member of your Springfield Fire Department, Tyler has already shown us what it means to be a hero. His bravery and commitment to keeping our community safe have earned him our deepest respect and admiration. But Tyler isn't stopping there; he's taking his remarkable endurance and strength to the next level, aiming for a spot on the world's most prestigious athletic stage. πŸ…

This journey isn't just about speed and distance; it's about the heart and spirit of Springfield embodied in Tyler. His story reminds us that with hard work and determination, we can achieve incredible heights. 🌟

So, let's send our loudest cheers and endless support to Tyler as he runs towards his Olympic dream. We're behind you every step of the way, Tyler! Go for GOLD, and no matter what, know that you've already made us all incredibly proud. πŸ₯‡

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The City of Springfield-Illinois
Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37
World Police and Fire Games
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
City Water, Light and Power (CWLP)
Follow Tyler this weekend at : https://rtrt.me/ulink/TSA/ORLANDO-TRIALS-2024/tracker/RZ4YF93B/focus

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01/24/2024

Dense fog will remain in place tonight and persist through Thursday afternoon, at least. Additional rain chances exist Thursday afternoon and again Saturday. Temperatures will stay mild, if not a touch above normal, through the remainder of the week.

01/23/2024

Dense fog will expand across the area as warm air advects over the cold ground and melts the snow. Visibilities will drop to around 1/4 mile. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destinations. Use low beam headlights when driving through dense fog.

πŸš’β„οΈ Important Weather Alert: Freezing Rain and Slippery Roads β„οΈπŸš’Dear Springfield Community,As your local fire departmen...
01/22/2024

πŸš’β„οΈ Important Weather Alert: Freezing Rain and Slippery Roads β„οΈπŸš’

Dear Springfield Community,

As your local fire department, we are committed to your safety and well-being. We wish to inform you of the current weather conditions impacting our city. A significant freezing rain event is occurring, leading to extremely slippery roads and hazardous driving conditions.

⚠️ Safety Tips:

Limit Travel: Please avoid unnecessary travel. If you must go out, drive with extreme caution.
Reduce Speed: Decrease your driving speed and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
Emergency Kit: Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle, including blankets, a flashlight, water, and snacks.
Sidewalk Safety: Property owners, please salt your sidewalks to prevent slips and falls.
Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with local weather forecasts and road conditions.
🚨 In case of an emergency, dial 911 immediately. Our teams are ready and prepared to respond to any incidents arising from these severe weather conditions.

Stay safe, stay warm, and let's look out for each other during this challenging time. Together, we can ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

πŸ”₯πŸ›‘ Springfield Fire Department - Protecting Our Community πŸ›‘πŸ”₯



01/21/2024

*** THIS POST IS OUTDATED ***

Freezing rain overspreads central IL from the southwest late Sunday night, then turns to rain form the south Monday evening.

01/20/2024

If you are out and about this morning, don’t forget that the indoor Old Capitol Farmers Market is today (1/20) from 8:00 a.m. to 12-noon. Stop by the Historic Union Station, 500 E Madison Street, to pick-up farm fresh products from local growers, baked goods, and so much more! LINK accepted & matched.

Union Station is located downtown, across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.

01/20/2024

As you gear up for the chilly weekend, let's not forget our four-legged family members! 🐾 With cold temperatures on the horizon, make sure your pets are cozy and safe.

Here are some tips:

Proper Shelter: Provide a warm and dry place for your pets to retreat. Ensure their shelter is insulated against the cold.

Food and Water: Keep your pets well-fed and hydrated. Cold weather can increase their energy needs, so make sure they have enough nourishment.

Limited Outdoor Time: Avoid leaving pets outside for extended periods. If they need to go out, keep it brief and supervise them.

Let's make this weekend a warm and safe one for everyone, including our furry friends! Share these tips with fellow pet owners. 🐢🐱

Your Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37 members hard at work on these cold days!
01/18/2024

Your Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37 members hard at work on these cold days!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) β€” Many central Illinois towns and villages have experienced large fires in the past week. Local fire departments say wind and below freezing temperatures are to blame

**Alert: Icy and Snow-Covered Roads - Stay Safe and Respect Scott's Law**As winter conditions intensify, the Springfield...
01/16/2024

**Alert: Icy and Snow-Covered Roads - Stay Safe and Respect Scott's Law**

As winter conditions intensify, the Springfield Fire Department urges all residents to exercise extreme caution on icy and snow-covered roads. Your safety and the safety of our first responders is our top priority.

🚨 **Remember Scott's Law**: Also known as the "Move Over" law, it requires drivers to slow down and change lanes when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights stopped on the side of a road. This law is critical for the protection of first responders and maintenance workers.

❄️ **Winter Road Safety Tips**:
1. **Drive Slowly**: Icy roads can be treacherous. Reduce your speed and allow extra time to reach your destination.
2. **Increase Following Distance**: Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
3. **Headlights On**: Keep your headlights on for better visibility.
4. **Avoid Sudden Stops**: Gently apply brakes well in advance.
5. **Stay Informed**: Check weather reports and road conditions before traveling.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’ **Help Us Help You**: By following these guidelines and respecting Scott's Law, you not only ensure your own safety but also help protect our firefighters and emergency responders as they serve our community.

Stay warm, stay safe, and thank you for your cooperation and support.



01/16/2024
01/15/2024

πŸ”₯πŸš’πŸŒŸ Join us as we celebrate the incredible life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. βœ¨πŸ™Œ

Today, on , we honor the extraordinary leader who dedicated his life to the pursuit of equality, justice, and peace. Dr. King's powerful words and unwavering commitment continue to inspire us to build a better and more inclusive Springfield, Illinois.

Let us remember his message of love, unity, and nonviolence, and let it guide us in our efforts to create a community where everyone feels valued and respected. Together, we can make a positive impact and bring about meaningful change. πŸ’ͺ🌈

01/12/2024

πŸš’πŸ”₯πŸ“’ Attention residents of Springfield! πŸ“’πŸ”₯πŸš’

As the temperatures drop this week, we want to remind you about some important fire safety tips from the Springfield Fire Department Fire Safety Division. ❄️❄️

❄️ When not in use, make sure to unplug your space heater. This simple step can prevent any accidental fires while you're away or sleeping. πŸ›οΈ

❄️ Keep your space heaters at least 3 feet away from any flammable items, such as papers, curtains, and linens. Maintaining this distance will help minimize the risk of a fire starting. πŸ“šπŸ§ΎπŸŒ‚

❄️ It's crucial not to plug your space heater into extension cords or power strips. These devices may not be able to handle the electrical load and could potentially spark a fire. So let's keep those space heaters directly plugged in! πŸ’‘

❄️ Lastly, we strongly advise against using your oven to heat your home. Ovens are designed for cooking, not as a heating source. Using ovens for heating purposes can lead to dangerous situations and fires. 🚫πŸ”₯

Remember, your safety is our top priority! Stay warm, stay safe, and have a wonderful week ahead, Springfield! ❄️πŸ”₯πŸš’ Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37 The City of Springfield-Illinois Sangamon County Central Dispatch System / 9-1-1 Springfield Fire Department Explorer Post 300 Chatham Fire Department

12/23/2023

12/22/2023

πŸŽ„πŸ”₯ Wishing Everyone a Safe and Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year from your Springfield Fire Department! πŸ”₯πŸŽ„
✨ From extinguishing flames to spreading holiday cheer, our commitment to your well-being remains unwavering. Stay safe, cherish your loved ones, and let's all embrace the spirit of unity, love, and peace during this magical time.

πŸŽ…πŸŒŸ Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the brave and dedicated members of the Springfield Fire Department! πŸŒŸπŸŽ…

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