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Division Overview - SFD

Message from the Chief

The Springfield Fire Department welcomes you to the City of Springfield and the home of Abraham Lincoln.

Our department serves not only the Springfield community but also nine unincorporated areas in and around Springfield known as Fire Protection Districts. The fire service has changed dramatically over the years, but the Springfield Fire Department has strived to maintain its ISO Class One rating.

The Springfield Fire Department is organized into three Divisions, two Battalions, and twelve engine and three truck companies. Division One consists of Operations whose focus is on the members and day-to-day activities of the department. Division Two is Fire Safety whose responsibilities include code enforcement and fire/arson investigations. Division Three is the Training arm of the Springfield Fire Department.

The Springfield Fire Department not only responds to structure fires but also provides training, staffing, and response for any hazardous material emergencies and technical rescue calls including structural collapse, high angle rescue, and confined space rescue on a regional basis. In addition to these teams, the department also has members trained for water rescue and the dive to respond to Lake Springfield, the Sangamon River as well as other bodies of water located throughout the city and county.

Our emergency medical response is major portion of our services. Springfield Fire Department provides advanced level, pre-hospital care. There are 12 fire stations which are strategically place and equipped with medical equipment to support all types of emergency situations. Members of the Springfield Fire Department are cross trained to staff the 18 front line emergency vehicles. This enables quick mobilization for emergency situations.

Each member of the Springfield Fire Department is committed to safety. They must train over 200 hours per year to meet the high standards of the State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Illinois Department of Public Health, OSHA, and NIOSH. This is demonstrated daily by the crew’s adherence to not only their safety but also the publics.

The men and women of the Springfield Fire Department have been and will continue to deliver the highest level of care and service to all visitors and the citizens of the community. As firefighters and emergency service workers, the work is more than a job… it is a way of life, and we are proud to serve you every day.

Chief Canny

Edward Canny
Springfield Fire Chief
City of Springfield, Illinois