This evening B shift had a special delivery of some Slim Chickens. This gift was donated from a family that was expressing their gratitude to our crews for battling their house fire last month.
Please help our Springdale Firefighters Association Local 3007 in our inaugural Chili Cook Off. A portion of the funds raised will go to Camp Sunshine. Come out and help us decide who has the Best Chili!
This Valentine's Day help protect your heart. Every year, more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. The number one cause of death for most groups, heart disease, affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? You can take an active role in reducing your risk for heart disease by eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol and blood pressure. This is a great chance to start some heart-healthy habits!
The Department’s 2023 Annual Report is now available at the link below. This report captures many of our accomplishments and successes of the past year but certainly not all. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U2sMDrZF04yko54vysYf9oel2BOvslEI/view?usp=sharing
Engine 3 and Ladder 8 just cleared the scene of a grass fire on North Monitor Road. One of several grass fires crews have responded to today. No burning is being allowed due to windy conditions.
Beautiful weather means outdoor training! Crews got together to practice master stream pumping and complex water supplies.
Today Chief Holte was met by an old friend from the training division to wish him a Big 50! Happy Birthday Chief!
Just a quick reminder, today at 3:30 we will be celebrating Driver Operator Richard Bohannan for a successful career at SFD. This will take place in the classroom at Station 1. Congratulations Richard!
Last night B-Shift responded to a residential structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage. The fire was contained to the garage and kitchen area. The rest of the structure did sustain heavy smoke damage. E3 crew was able to locate the family's dog and remove it successfully with no injuries. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
Today, Congressman Steve Womack visited the Mickey Jackson Training Center. Congressman Womack toured the facility and took the opportunity to talk with several members of the department.
Please help us congratulate Driver Operator Richard Bohannan at his retirement celebration next Tuesday, January 30th.
This afternoon units were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Thompson for a reported fire in an outbuilding. The fire was quickly extinguished by the first arriving units. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Due to the current weather conditions, all civil service interviews are postponed until tomorrow.
The Springdale Fire Department urges everyone to be aware of the potential dangers associated with ice on lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water. While the frozen surfaces may seem solid, hidden risks may lead to accidents and emergencies. Ice thickness can vary, so thin ice may not be able to support the weight of a person or animal. Falling through thin ice can lead to drowning or hypothermia. Remember, safety comes first! Enjoy winter activities responsibly, and help us ensure a hazard-free season for everyone. Here is video of an extremely close call averted by State Troopers in Vermont, when they rescued an 8-year-old girl from an icy pond in December (according to media sources, she survived this event). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX81vVb1cBA&pp=ygUmdmVybW9udCBzdGF0ZSB0cm9 vcGVyIHNhdmVzIDggeWVhciBvbGQ%3D
E2, E5, and Battalion 1 assisted Fayetteville Fire Department with a residential structure fire this morning.
Units are currently on scene of a residential structure fire. Crews confirmed a working chimney fire with extension into the walls. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
Battalion 1, Engine 3, and Engine 4 assisted Lowell Fire Dept with a residential structure fire. SFD provided water and man power to help get the incident under control. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
We're thrilled to share some heartwarming news! The Rockcrawlers 4x4 Club of Northwest Arkansas held their annual Rocktoberfest in October. New stuffed animals were donated to the fire department, using proceeds from this event. These cuddly companions will be carried on our apparatus to provide comfort to children during emergency situations. We would like to express our appreciation for this thoughtful donation.
Winter's icy grip is tightening, and extreme cold demands extra precautions. The Springdale Fire Department urges you to prioritize safety during severe cold weather with these essential tips. Firstly, protect against frostbite and hypothermia by layering clothing and covering exposed skin. Limit outdoor exposure, especially during extreme wind chills. Ensure your home's heating systems are working efficiently. Never use bar-b-que grills, ovens, or stovetops for heating. Space heaters should be supervised and placed away from flammable materials. Check for drafts in your home and use weather stripping to seal windows and doors. Keep emergency supplies like blankets, flashlights, and non-perishable food handy. Stay informed about weather forecasts and have an emergency communication plan in place. Charge your phones and have a battery-powered radio to receive updates. In severe cold, water pipes can freeze. Insulate pipes and let faucets drip during extreme cold to prevent freezing. Your safety is our concern. By taking these precautions, you can weather the storm safely. For more information or assistance, reach out to your Springdale Fire Department. Let's face the cold together and stay warm and secure.
As we begin 2024, here are a couple of snapshots of our statistics from last year. Our annual report will be shared in the coming weeks. Click the link below for additional department statistical information. https://springdalefd.imagetrendelite.com/Continuum/springdalefd/App/SharedPlaylist/1ee13584-5f3c-405c-88b7-13d01510be9c#/sharedPlaylist/1ee13584-5f3c-405c-88b7-13d01510be9c