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.
4 months ago, Justin Pinkley
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All the Volunteers for the Sound the Alarm Drive
Firefighter and Red Cross
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Firefighter handing out stickers to kids
Crew go to install smoke alarms
Crews walking in the rain
Firefighter testing smoke alarm
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.
4 months ago, Justin Pinkley
Captain Andrews instructing class at HotZone
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.
4 months ago, Justin Pinkley
A shift 1st Battalion members working out
1st battalion members resting after work out
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Firefighter going thru a confined space workout station
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Firefighter doing air squats
Firefighter doing a stair clim
What a beautiful fall morning! Crews were out today working on extrication skills needed when a vehicle has ended up underneath a larger one.
4 months ago, Justin Pinkley
Crews Training removing a car from under a school bus
Crews training on turning a car upright
Crews trining on using pickets for a anchor
Crews preforming training on a wrecked car
Crews training on stabilization
Battalion Chief Steve Lewis and Firefighter Jacob Northrop finished second and third place today in the hero half marathon. Great Job! #teamspringdale #CShift #Springdalefire
4 months ago, Rance Richardson
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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.
4 months ago, Justin Pinkley
State Farm Insurance with Banner in front of Ole Bettys
State Farm Insurance in front of sign with Fire Prevention Banner
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
5 months ago, Rance Richardson
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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.
5 months ago, Justin Pinkley
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Crews working with the tow company
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
5 months ago, Rance Richardson
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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.
5 months ago, Tad Tanakatsubo
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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!
5 months ago, Justin Pinkley
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We are recognizing some of our members that have been promoted or have completed their probationary training. Please join us this Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm, at the Mickey Jackson Training Center 2398 Turnbow Avenue.
5 months ago, Justin Pinkley
Pinning Ceremony flyer
Last night crews responded to Fitzgerald Mountain for a patient who had fallen from a 20 ft bluff. With the assistance and teamwork from Springdale Communications, and Springdale Police Department's drone, crews were able to locate the victim and remove him utilizing a stokes basket. The patient was transported by Medic 3.
5 months ago, Tad Tanakatsubo
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Springdale firefighters recently completed a 40 hr structural collapse course. This course taught skills and tactics used to safely assess and secure structures with significant damage. Other agencies were present, including Rogers FD, Bella Vista FD, and Siloam Springs FD.
5 months ago, Cody Bennett
FFs learning basic structural collapse components
Team building training
FFs check their work to their Sitting Operation Guide
SFD USAR 2 demonstration
Paratech training
Paratech tool training
Paratech training
Joint trainings of NWA Metro Chiefs fire departments
Watching the sunrise come up Monday morning over the Springdale Country Club was breathtaking and gave us a reminder of what the day means. The 4th annual Fairways Fore Firefighters had an excellent turn out, with 104 golfers participating. All of the proceeds went to support our benevolent fund. Each golfer played for one of the fallen 343 members of the FDNY. We couldn't host an event of this caliber without the support of our sponsors. We want to recognize Milestone Construction for being our Chief Sponsor, who has graciously contributed at this level for each of our four tournaments. We would also like to mention MBL Architects, Sam's Club #4808 in Springdale, Macadoodles, Chick-fil-A in Springdale, Aaron Adams Insurance agent Nick Emerson, ServiceMaster, and Northwest Restoration. We appreciate our sponsors for all of the support that has been given to this event.
6 months ago, Justin Pinkley
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trophy’s for the golf tournament
golfer gathering for morning announcements
sunrise over Springdale Country Club
Golfers on a green
Golfers on a tee box
Golfers getting ready to tee off
SFD members participated in the 9/11 Memorial stair climb this morning. This event is hosted by the Razorback Army ROTC. Participants climbed 110 stories to remember all those that lost their lives that day. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
6 months ago, Rance Richardson
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Today, some of our members competed in the Battle of the Badges against the Springdale Police Department. This was a kickoff event celebrating the grand opening of the new outdoor workout facility located at Murphy Park. Team SFD was Driver/Operator Noah Carter, Firefighter Hunter Collins, and Probationary Firefighter Jett Dennis. SFD squeezed by for the win! Job well done by all of the participants!
6 months ago, Justin Pinkley
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firefighter doing push-ups
ribbon cutting for new work out at Murphy park
firefighter doing box jumps
firefighter doing a plank
firefighter doing air squats
firefighter doing sit-ups
This week, Chief Blake Holte, along with other area fire departments' representatives, traveled to visit the West Metro Fire District in Denver. The purpose was to develop a better understanding of regional responses and to collaborate with West Metro Fire District and gain their perspective. Just another example of the teamwork and energy behind NWA Fire/EMS organizations.
6 months ago, Justin Pinkley
Chief Officers in Denver posing with their fire truck
Last night Battalion 1, Engine 1, and Engine 3 assisted Lowell Fire Dept with a commercial structure fire. Units were on scene for several hours assisting with suppression operations. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
6 months ago, Rance Richardson
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We have 7 new firefighter recruits who are in week 2 of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Fire Academy. Over the course of their academy journey, we will be sharing periodic video clips of their progress. Stay tuned.
6 months ago, Justin Pinkley
New recruits in the academy doing PT