Help save a life by donating blood that will stay in this community. Your donation alone could help save up to 3 lives. Please join us and the Springdale Police Department today, from 10am till 4pm, for our annual Boots vs Badges Blood Drive located at Fire Station #1 417 Holcomb Street.
Four years ago the department was devastated when we lost our brother and firefighter, Dean Loos. Although it’s been four years, the vacancy he left is still strongly felt. Dean was the embodiment of a firefighter and believed in the brotherhood to his very core. Today, we remember him and the legacy he left behind. We, as a department, are better having known him and he will forever be honored and missed by the men and women of the Springdale Fire Department.
Our training division is currently teaching PALS (Pediatric advanced life support) for our EMT’s and Paramedics. This course delivers education and skills practice focusing on pediatric critical care.
As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, here are a few rules and tips to help keep you and your family safe. Legal fireworks are allowed to be discharged on private property in the City of Springdale on July 1st thru July 4th from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. Any type of fireworks that travels on a stick is prohibited to be discharged in the City of Springdale. Examples are bottle rockets. A person of at least 21 years of age shall supervise the discharge of any fireworks if any person participating in the activity is under the age of 16.
Last year our area was experiencing outside temperatures much like what is expected over the next few days. Here is a short clip from a residential structure fire from around this time last June. Check out our YouTube channel for more videos and information as we start to grow our channel! https://youtube.com/watch?v=gWPrMokyjrk&feature=sharea
During hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged in ways you may not expect. When your body heats too rapidly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, you may experience a heat-related illness. Stay Weather-Ready by learning the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. weather.gov/safety/heat-illness
SFD, always learning. A group of firefighters recently finished up their hands on portion of driver/operator training. This was following a online segment, where they learned material through quizzes and tests.
Over this past week, two members of the SFD Honor Guard attended the National Honor Guard Academy hosted by BCSO. Tad Tanakatsubo, Commander of the Guard, and Tim Franklin, Assistant Commander of the Guard, graduated Friday after completing a week long academy where they learned different drills and etiquettes for different occasions.
This week two of our Captains completed FDTN's Fire ground Company Officer program. This course was developed to build a solid and functional fireground officer. Both on the fireground and back at the firehouse. Members were put in realistic scenarios that focused on communication, team building, problem solving (through prevention), training, fireground officer skills and performance. #teamspringdale #springdalefire #FDTN
Help us congratulate Springdale's newest firefighters on their graduation from the NWA Fire Training Academy! These 6 recruits have completed an intensive and challenging 10 week training program to prepare them to serve the community and the citizens of Springdale. The recruits will spend an additional 2 weeks with our Training Division prior to being assigned to their respective shifts and stations. Congratulations on your achievement and welcome to the Springdale Fire Department! (Photo From Left to Right: Oscar De Leon, Grant Saunders, Joseph Velasquez, Jett Dennis, Sterling Emmitt, and Brianna Harder)
READY.. SET… MURPH! Today is the day. Today we honor and observe Memorial Day here in the United States of America. Today we remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Today we pay tribute to LT Michael P. Murphy and all others who gave their lives to allow us to continue to live ours. Although today is merely one day out of the entire year, we know that these heroes deserve our utmost respect every single day. Memorial Day - Honor The Fallen. 🇺🇸
This past week, C-Shift quickly extinguished a fire in a duplex. Crews contained the fire to one side of the unit, saving a majority of the structure. No injuries were reported. #teamspringdale #springdalefire
The Springdale Fire Department Benevolent Fund awarded scholarships to two graduating seniors today. These scholarships are provided to department personnel's eligible graduates, and can continue throughout their higher academic career. This year we awarded a total of 7 scholarships, two to these current seniors and five to current college students. Congratulations!
Reminder! The opening ceremony will begin at 9am tomorrow, May 18th at the NWA Mall. The Tunnel to Towers 9-11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is coming to the Northwest Arkansas Mall May 18th-21st. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation provides mortgage-free homes to our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, and Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children. The exhibit is a traveling tractor trailer museum, hosted and curated by retired NYC firefighters who will be present to interact and answer questions with the public.
Today, crews participated in a mass causality drill at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. Multiple organizations took part in the exercise: students from the Springdale High School Medical Academy, Northwest Medical Center- Springdale staff, Northwest Medical Center EMS, Springdale Fire Department, and Springdale Police Department. The drill consisted of several components, including an active aggressor and hazardous material.
Help us congratulate our newest paramedics! Just in time for EMS Week! These firefighters just graduated from the NWACC Paramedic program. This intensive 2 year program prepares members of our department to provide advanced life support to the citizens of Springdale. Left to right: Christopher Luke, Ryan Schwarz, Tyler Jewel, Logan Wheeler, Nick Lucas and Preston Murphy.
The Tunnel to Towers 9-11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is coming to the Northwest Arkansas Mall May 18th-21st. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation provides mortgage-free homes to our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, and Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children. The exhibit is a traveling tractor trailer museum, hosted and curated by retired NYC firefighters who will be present to interact and answer questions with the public.
The past two days, kindergarten classes from Walker Elementary visited Fire Station 6. They got to know the crews, learned a little about what it's like to be a firefighter, and about living in a firehouse. What a great group of Walker Wildcats!
This evening we held our spring pinning ceremony for all of our members who have promoted this year within the Springdale Fire Department. We also had Mayor Doug Sprouse on hand to swear in our new firefighters. Congratulations to all!
On Wednesday, April 26th, the Springdale Fire Department will host a pinning ceremony to proudly recognize 5 newly promoted members, as well as 12 probationary firefighters. The pinning ceremony is a tradition to recognize the achievements of these personnel and allow their families and friends to celebrate their successes. The event will be held at 6pm at the Mickey Jackson Training Center, 2398 Turnbow Avenue. The public is invited.