Red and White Big House

Red and White Big House Unofficial page for SFD Truck 1

While crews work to restore power, please remember to keep generators out of your house, and ensure you have a working C...
07/01/2023

While crews work to restore power, please remember to keep generators out of your house, and ensure you have a working CO alarm.

06/07/2023
05/01/2023

Your local 37 hazmat members are dispatched for a 20+ car wreck on I-55 (Mile marker 76) Please avoid the area

12/26/2022

Engine 11 responded to East Lake Drive today for a report of a dog stuck in the water. The dog fell through a hole in the ice into the water. Engine 11 successfully rescued Turbo and returned him to his owner.

While this call turned out good! ๐๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„ ๐‘๐„๐Œ๐„๐Œ๐๐„๐‘ ๐“๐Ž ๐๐„๐•๐„๐‘ ๐†๐Ž ๐Ž๐”๐“ ๐Ž๐ ๐ˆ๐‚๐„!!

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
International Association of Fire Fighters
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
IAFF 8th District
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News

12/24/2022

Local 37 Professional Firefighters have been on scene of a structure fire near the intersection of 11th Street and Enos Street for the last two hours. The fire has been upgraded to a Code 2 response. Firefighters will be on scene for some time fighting this fire.

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF 8th District
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News

12/10/2022

Worth another reminder:

With cold weather, it brings space heaters. They CANNOT be plugged into power strips or extension cords. Plug space heaters directly into the wall outlet. Power bars are not designed to handle the high current flow required by a space heater and can overheat causing a fire.

11/28/2022

The Springfield Illinois Fire Department is now accepting applications for entry-level firefighters! The deadline to apply is January 1 at 11:00 p.m. (CST). Candidates will then choose to take the written exam on Thursday, January 5 OR Saturday, January 7, 2023. To download an information packet and how to apply, visit www.springfield.il.us/firetesting.

11/06/2022

Good reminder with changing our clocks to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. And to test them. Having working smoke detectors on all levels of your house save lives. If you have any questions you can always call us at the firehouse 864-2081.

08/11/2022

Last night was a somber reminder of the daily dangers our Fire and EMS personnel face as they serve the Memphis community. Memphis Fire Truck 5 was involved in a motor vehicle collision while responding to a residential house fire. Three of our members were treated and released from the hospital; however, Driver David Pleasant, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries.

David was extremely passionate about his role as a driver for the Memphis Fire Department, and he loved to help people and serve our community. Driver Pleasant began his career with the Division of Fire Services on July 9th, 1990, and faithfully served for 32 years. His legacy will remain in our hearts for years to come.

Our hearts are heavy as we lift up prayers for his family, friends, and Memphis Fire Department brothers and sisters. Sincerely, Gina Y. Sweat, Fire Chief.

Take a little time this morning and check those packs!
07/16/2022

Take a little time this morning and check those packs!

If you use SCOTT SCBAs, check out this safety notice to see if your air packs are impacted.

https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/2198202O/user-safety-notice-sn052022.pdf

Congratulations
05/12/2022

Congratulations

05/02/2022

UPDATE from Illinois State Police after a commercial vehicle crash earlier today on Northbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 94: At Approximately 11am, all north bound lanes for I-55, and all east bound lanes for I-72 will be stopped at mp 92. The lanes will be closed for 30 minutes. Motorists are urged to slow down and take alternative routes.

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š!

Avoid the area of Interstate 55 at the 94 mile marker. Several Professional Firefighters along with the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation are on scene of a concrete truck that has rolled over. One patient was transported from the scene to an area hospital and there is concrete mix on the roadway.


๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š!

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News
92.7 WMAY
Springfield Leaks

Congratulations Brother
04/23/2022

Congratulations Brother

Congratulations to Local 37 Professional Firefighter/Driver-Engineer Dan Freeman on his retirement. Driver-Engineer Freeman served the city of Springfield from 09/13/1999-04/22/2022. Thank you for your service to the City of Springfield, citizens of Springfield and Local 37. Enjoy your retirement!

Springfield Illinois Fire Department

04/17/2022
04/16/2022

Sometimes we forget the job is finite. We work our tours, answer our calls, and show up to our trainings with little thought or consideration to the fact that eventually, we will all be showing up for the last time. There is so much to take in, yet it seems like there is always another class, assignment, or promotion to prepare for that distracts us from the little things we will miss the most. Instead of recognizing what every trip to the firehouse gives us, we subconsciously begin to endure our careers more than we actually enjoy them, constantly griping about everything that is wrong with the โ€œbest job on earthโ€.

The truth of the matter is we have become far too concerned with ourselves, believing we serve the fire department, not the citizens. We are lost in policies, standards, and tactics that are supposed to be for them, but have devolved into being about us. We bicker back and forth about whether we need more leadership or followership, certifications or experience, and new ways or old ways when in reality the fire service just needs a heaping dose of BALANCE!!! And while most of us dispute down these rabbit holes in good faith trying to improve the job we love so much, all we end up doing is robbing ourselves of opportunities to appreciate what we actually have.

The fire department answered the call long before we came and will continue to do so long after we go. However, friends grow apart, kids grow up, and sadly we all grow old. Our calling demands that we make time for the job, however, our welfare demands we make the most out of it. While there are many things worth fighting for in this profession, most of the time another checklist, policy, or memo will do very little in actually helping us carry out the mission. So, while we should all aim to make the job better, donโ€™t forget to take some time to actually enjoy it while it lastsโ€ฆ

04/10/2022
When of best and originals of the Red And White!!! Enjoy retirement Captain Mayfield
03/12/2022

When of best and originals of the Red And White!!! Enjoy retirement Captain Mayfield

Congratulations to Local 37 Professional Firefighter/Captain John Mayfield on his retirement. Captain Mayfield served the city from February 28, 1994-March 12, 2022. Thank you for your service to the City of Springfield, citizens of Springfield and Local 37. Enjoy your retirement!

03/11/2022

This Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00 am, clocks are turned forward one hour to 3:00 am. This is the perfect time to use as a reminder to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, change their batteries, or if needed, replace them with new ones. Spring into safety!

02/27/2022
02/12/2022

Yep, we agree with this!

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF 8th District
Edward A. Kelly IAFF General President
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News
WMAY News
Springfield Leaks
Citizens for Alderman Chuck Redpath
Ald.Shawn Gregory
Ward 3 Alderman Roy Williams, Jr.
John Fulgenzi
Ward 5 Alderwoman Lakeisha k Purchase
Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso
Alderwoman Erin Conley
Springfield IL Ward 10
Office of the Mayor - City of Springfield, Illinois
Jim Langfelder, Mayor

02/01/2022

Snow predictions are in the double digits, up to 20โ€, from local news outlets.

Please make sure your inlet and exhaust for your furnace, water heater, or any other appliance is cleared of all snow and ice.

If they become blocked by snow they can cause deadly carbon monoxide to build up in your house.

01/21/2022

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ?

Since 1992 when the photo below was takenโ€ฆ

We have achieved a Class 1 Fire Rating โœ…
we provide advanced level EMS care โœ…
we have a dive team โœ…
a hazardous materials team โœ…
a technical rescue team โœ…
a sonar team โœ…
public education โœ…
fire prevention โœ…
active shooter response โœ…
a drone team โœ…
over 60,000 hours of annual training โœ…
over 10,000 more calls per year ๐Ÿ“ˆ

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ added services in 2022.

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF 8th District
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News
WMAY News
Kevin Hart - WMAY Reporter
Jordan Elder
Alyssa Patrick
Matt Roy
Springfield Leaks
Citizens for Alderman Chuck Redpath
Ald.Shawn Gregory
Ward 3 Alderman Roy Williams, Jr.
John Fulgenzi
Ward 5 Alderwoman Lakeisha k Purchase
Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin
Alderwoman Erin Conley
Ralph Hanauer for Ward 10
Jim Langfelder, Mayor
Office of the Mayor - City of Springfield, Illinois

01/19/2022

17 fully staffed apparatuses means you and your family are protected 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We saw several times in 2021 that multiple house fires can happen. In the event of multiple emergencies, 17 fully staffed apparatus keeps your family protected.

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF 8th District
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News
WMAY News
Springfield Leaks
Citizens for Alderman Chuck Redpath
Ald.Shawn Gregory
Ward 3 Alderman Roy Williams, Jr.
John Fulgenzi
Ward 5 Alderwoman Lakeisha k Purchase
Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin
Alderwoman Erin Conley
Ralph Hanauer for Ward 10
Jim Langfelder, Mayor
Office of the Mayor - City of Springfield, Illinois

01/19/2022

The Springfield Fire Department's overtime costs are about $1. 5 million over the allotted budget. Now, ward one alderman Chuck Redpath says it may be time for a change in leadership within the department. After an overtime bill that was about $800,000 last year, Redpath said being in the red on ove...

01/07/2022

We are in!

Springfield Illinois Fire Department
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF 8th District
WICS ABC Newschannel 20
WAND News
WCIA 3 News
WMAY News
Springfield Leaks
Citizens for Alderman Chuck Redpath
Ald.Shawn Gregory
Ward 3 Alderman Roy Williams, Jr.
John Fulgenzi
Ward 5 Alderwoman Lakeisha k Purchase
Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin
Alderwoman Erin Conley
Ralph Hanauer for Ward 10
Jim Langfelder, Mayor
Office of the Mayor - City of Springfield, Illinois

12/11/2021

๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ• ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐.

๐…๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ• ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐จ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ž.

Local 37 Professional Firefighters are preparing to deploy as part of MABAS-Illinois Division 48 to assist Edwardsville Firefighters Local #1700 and the Edwardsville Fire Department at the scene of a large commercial structure collapse. Please keep all responders and everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers tonight.

Springfield Leaks
Springfield Illinois Fire Department
International Association of Fire Fighters
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
IAFF 8th District
Chuck Sullivan-AFFI President
Steve Perry AFFI District 3 VP

Address

825 East Capitol
Springfield, IL
62701

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Red and White Big House posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Share

Category


Other Fire Stations in Springfield

Show All