Each October, Springdale Fire Department visits every elementary school in the city to share fire safety information with students. Additionally, students are encouraged to create a fire escape plan for their home to submit for a contest. The escape plans are then judged by the school staff and a winner is selected from each school. The prize is a tour of a fire station, then a ride to school in a fire engine. On arrival at the school, they are met by their classmates and school staff. Here are a few winners from Jones, Westwood, Tyson, and Shaw Elementary Schools. Congratulations to all of the winners!
From our family to yours, Springdale Fire Department wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Today, crews made some rain of their own. Multiple units practiced master stream evolutions at the Mickey Jackson Training Center.
Today, crews from Station 1 and 8 were on hand at the Springdale airport for the Summit Aviation fly-in.
Early this morning, A-Shift was dispatched to a small outside fire. Units arrived on scene to find a well involved tractor trailer. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to any immediate exposures. #springdalefire #teamspringdale
This week, some of our members are participating in a training class to become backup ladder drivers/operators. Members participate in multiple scenarios which include, additional practice with ground ladders, forcible entry, vertical ventilation techniques, and improving their skills of operating the aerial ladders.
Last week 3 members from Springdale Fire Departments technical rescue station went to Round Rock, Texas to attend Big Rig Rescue. Captain Caleb Bettis, Captain Tad Tanakatsubo, and Driver Tim Campbell learned different techniques on how to lift and stabilize heavy vehicles such as buses, cement trucks, railroad cars, and 18 wheelers.
Last evening B-Shift crews responded to a working structure fire off of Wayland Drive. First arriving engine found heavy smoke and fire showing on the back side of the structure. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes. There were no fire personnel or civilian injuries.
Monday evening Engine 1 crew helped out with celebrate Halloween in Downtown Springdale! #teamspringdale #springdalefire
On Saturday, we partnered with the American Red Cross for the annual "Sound the Alarm" smoke alarm drive. Crews from Stations 3 and 5 were out with volunteers from the Red Cross, canvassing neighborhoods and installing free smoke alarms. All together we installed 70 alarms. With the time getting ready to "fall back", be sure and change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
This past week, several members attended the Hotzone HazMat Conference in Houston Texas. Additionally, Captain Todd Andrews was invited to teach two classes, which addressed structure fire toxic gases and combating electric vehicle fires.
Maintaining physical fitness is such a crucial part of our job. Early this morning 1st Battalion, which consists of our fire stations 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8, conducted the “Gear Grinder” workout. This event tests the firefighters physical and mental abilities. They complete each workout station multiple times and continuously breath air from their SCBA's until their tank is empty.
What a beautiful fall morning! Crews were out today working on extrication skills needed when a vehicle has ended up underneath a larger one.
Battalion Chief Steve Lewis and Firefighter Jacob Northrop finished second and third place today in the hero half marathon. Great Job! #teamspringdale #CShift #Springdalefire
This week was Fire Prevention Week across the country. Since Springdale has so many schools we want to reach, we have Fire Prevention Month. We begin visiting elementary schools all across the city this week to deliver this year's fire safety theme programs, "Cooking safety starts with You. Pay attention to fire prevention". A special thank you to Jan Phillips with State Farm Insurance for helping provide some of our educational material we share with the students.
Last week the SFD hosted an Arkansas Fire Academy confined space class. Students were challenged in the classroom and with realistic scenarios in the field. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
This afternoon, units responded to a semi truck accident which struck a storage container near 1609 North Old Missouri Road. Crews arriving on scene provided patient care and transported one, while additional crews managed leaking fuel tanks.
SFD responded to a reported structure Fire this afternoon. Ladder 6 arrived on scene to a well involved storage building. Units on scene contained the fire from spreading to nearby exposures. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
Crews responded to McDonalds near the corner of Robinson and Old Missouri for a possible structure fire with the caller reporting smoke in the building. Crews were able to determine the smoke was caused by a faulty AC unit on the roof. There were no injuries reported.
This evening we held our fall pinning ceremony to celebrate our members who have been recently promoted, and recognize our firefighters who have completed their probationary year. Mayor Doug Sprouse was on hand to swear in our new firefighters. Congratulations to everyone!