Education & Prevention
Our primary goal as a fire department is reduce the potential for fire or injury to the people that live and work in Springfield Township. The strategic plan to achieve our goal is to educate the public about fire and personal injury hazards. Trained professional fire department personnel will conduct fire and accident prevention presentations for schools, churches, nursing homes, civic groups, and businesses. Individuals that have a specific need, such as juvenile fire setters, will be educated one on one. Inspectors will educate business owners during inspections. Progressive media sources such as local cable television will be used and explored to reach more people. Fire Department personnel will participate in continuing education to continuously improve their emergency medical and fire science knowledge.
The Springfield Township Fire Department has one of the best public education programs in Hamilton County, and was recognized for its programs by the State Fire Marshall. Programs include, but are not limited to the following:
- Fire safety
- Accident avoidance
- Severe weather preparedness
- Home safety inspection
- Annual Open House in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week in October
In 2000, the Northern Hills Firefighters Association donated a 32 foot fire education trailer called The Safehouse to the Springfield Township Fire Department. The Safehouse is used to teach children and adults about fire safety, accident avoidance, and severe weather preparedness. The Safehouse is equipped with a severe weather simulator. It is available for appearances by contacting the public education department.
Partnerships in Education
Springfield Township Fire Department and the Cincinnati Fire Museum partner to provide fire prevention education with educational media at the Fire Museum (located at 315 West Court Street).