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, July 25, 2017


Photo: WDTN
Truck 8

On July 1, 2017, the Springfield Fire Rescue Division returned to full strength.

Funding for Fire Station No. 5 was restored after voters approved an income tax increase in a special election in May.

The station was closed after the ballot initiative failed in November and firefighters were assigned to other stations.

Here is the Springfield Fire Rescue Division station roster as of July 2017, courtesy of Fire Chief Nick Heimlich:

Fire Station No. 1

Rescue 1
Medic 1
HazMat 1
Trench 1
Medic 9 (reserve)

Fire Station No. 3
Combo 3 Engine/Medic

Fire Station No. 4
Truck 4
Medic 4
Truck 5  (reserve)

Fire Station No. 5
Combo 5 Engine/Medic

Fire Station No. 6
Combo 6 Engine/Medic
Medic 11 (reserve)

Fire Station No. 7
Combo 7 Engine/Medic

Fire Station No. 8
Truck 8
Medic 8
Engine 8 (reserve)


From Springfield Fire Rescue Division Facebook: "Drillmaster W. Joseph Heinzen directing a training evolution at the drill tower which was located on Park Avenue behind the Municipal Stadium"