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Anonymous Springfield Patch Post Lambasts Fire Department

Springfield Fire Department

On February 19th, an anonymous poster by the name “Amanda P.” offered an opinion on fiscal responsibility regarding the Springfield Fire Department in what starts out as an innocent discussions and quickly turns into a 168-word rant. The piece begins by claiming “our Fire Department is a HUGE tax burden.” An examination of previous municipal […]

Fire Department Responds To High School

Jonathan Dayton High School

Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, fire trucks from the Springfield Fire Department were at Jonathan Dayton High School responding to an unknown incident. Eyewitnesses report seeing three fire department vehicles on the scene. By 10:30 a.m., the matter seemed to be cleared up and fire crews were back in the firehouse. Springfield […]

Fire Department September Blotter

Springfield Fire Department

September saw an increase in total incidents over the previous month.  Response to Sofia’s restaurant a result of cigarette fire.  The Springfield Fire Department has released statistics and brief narratives for their September activities. – Fires Structure 1 Vehicle 1 Brush 1 Dumpster 0 Other 1 – Rescue/Medical 60 – False Alarms 21 – Mutual […]

Fire Department August Blotter

Springfield Fire Department

The Springfield Fire Department has released statistics and brief narratives for their August activities: – Fires Structure 1 Vehicle 0 Brush 0 Dumpster 1 Other 0 – Rescue/Medical 58 – False Alarms 19 – Mutual Aid (Given) 1 – Hazardous Materials 2 – Hazardous Conditions 3 – All Other Responses 40 Monthly Total for All […]

Severe Weather Causes Fire, Road Closures and Power Outages

South Springfield Avenue & Evergreen Avenue Fire

At around 1:50 p.m. on Labor Day, vicious thunder and lighting struck in Springfield.  Immediately after, reports came in of a downed power line and fire on South Springfield Avenue.  Multiple Springfield public safety departments responded and a recall was put out for additional firefighters and assistance through Union County mutual aid. A fire was […]

Fire Chief’s Colulmn: Scalding – A Burning Issue

Springfield Fire Department

The following column is from Springfield Fire Department Chief James Sanford: In conjunction with the American Burn Association, the Springfield Fire Department is providing information relating to scald burns in the home. Scald burns are painful injuries that can require prolonged treatment. These injuries may result permanent scarring and even death. Prevention can be accomplished […]

State Police Activity at Home of Former Firefighter

604 South Springfield Avenue. Credit: Springfielder

Early reports indicate Frank Fiorelli, 61, a former Captain in the Springfield Fire Department, was arrested by the New Jersey State Police.  The charges are not yet known and the New Jersey State Police is expected to publish a press release. According to neighborhood chatter, countless law enforcement vehicles were spotted on South Springfield Avenue and […]

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