As crews on duty tonight settle in for hopefully a long winter's nap, they have left some milk and cookies out for the big guy!
Last night A-Shift responded to a residential structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to smoke throughout the house from a chimney fire. The fire was contained to the chimney area with little extension into the house. Tarps were used to protect the home owners property while crews worked to bring the situation under control. No injuries were reported.
Today's highlight is the Mickey Jackson Training Center and staff. This state of the art facility is the hub of all training for the department. In addition to meeting our department's training needs, it also serves as one rotating site for the NWA regional fire training academy. We have 4 highly qualified staff members who work diligently to keep our personnel current in meeting required educational goals. This location also serves as the permanent home for our restored Fire Engine 2, Ole Betsy.
As we continue the countdown to Christmas, today's spotlight is our Logistics officer, and our Emergency Vehicle Technicians. The logistics officer's duties include purchasing, receiving, facilities maintenance, and managing literally everything we use at the fire department. The EVTs are responsible for keeping our entire fleet of fire apparatus and ambulances response ready.
This morning, E3, M3, E5, E7, and Battalion 2 teamed up with Cargill Meat Solutions for a hazardous materials training exercise. They simulated an anhydrous ammonia leak at the E. Randall Wobbe Ln facility. These mock incidents are conducted at least annually and benefit both Cargill’s hazmat team and Springdale Fire to ensure all parties are prepared and can operate together efficiently.
The Springdale Fire Department's countdown to Christmas has begun. Over the next twelve days, we will highlight our support staff and each of our stations. Today's post is highlighting Fire Administration, the Accreditation/Compliance team, the Community Risk Reduction Division, The Fire Chief's administrative assistant, and our EMS billing clerk.
Here are a few more of our fire escape plan winners. Elmdale, T.G.Smith, George, and Childers Knapp Elementaries. Congratulations to all of these young people!
E3 enjoying the beautiful day getting some driver training in and ran into some fantastic residents in the process! Later, they joined E1 for some pump training. #sfd #teamspringdale #firedepartment #service #fidelity #dedication
Do you know how important it is to keep your Christmas tree watered? This video shows how quickly a dry tree can go up in flames. It only takes SECONDS! https://youtu.be/wNBTE71iQmU #teamspringdale #springdalefire #firesafety #holidaysafety #education
This week all three shifts will be rotating through Carroll Electrics safety demonstration. Employees from Carroll Electric will be going over the hazards and operational recommendations for working around electrical lines and equipment.
Here are a few more of our fire escape plan winners. Turnbow, Monitor, Parson Hills, Bayyari, Young, and Hunt Elementaries. Congratulations to all of these young people!
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