Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.


Ready to roll from Springfield Fire Headquarters on North Fountain Avenue

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

FIRE CHIEF RETIRES

Beers

Springfield Fire Chief Mike Beers retired in December 2010 and Assistant Fire Chief Nick Heimlich was appointed as his replacement. Beers, who joined the fire division in November 1975, was appointed chief in April 2000 following the retirement of Chief Frank Montes de Oca Jr. Heimlich joined the fire division in March 1987.