Smoke Alarms

Fire Extinguisher
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Free fire extinguishers and smoke alarms will be given to families with young children in October.  It’s a partnership between the Springfield Fire Department and Parents as Teachers.  The families were identified through in-home surveys done by PAT educators.

Cara Erwin, Fire and Life Safety educator with the fire department, says 250 fire extinguishers will be given out along with $2500 in smoke alarms.

She’s confident the free fire safety devices will save lives.


An ordinance being proposed by the Springfield Fire Department would affect owners and landlords of all one or two family rental properties.

The department wants to require them to install smoke alarms on every level, in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area.  Landlords and property owners would also be required to install a new battery in all alarms at least once a year.