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Posted on: June 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Springfield Township Firefighter Steve Hayden To Be Remembered in Memorial Service July 1, 2022


Springfield Township is saddened to announce the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Steven (Steve) Hayden, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 24, 2022 from a cardiac emergency at the young age of 33. 


“Steve is a part of our family in the Springfield Township Fire Department and will be forever missed,” shared Fire Chief Robert Leininger. 


Steve began his career as a part-time Firefighter/Paramedic with Colerain Township in 2011. He was hired part-time with Springfield Township Fire Department  in 2015, then promoted to full-time in 2019 while continuing to serve Colerain Township. “He was a great addition to our team from the very beginning,” shared Chief Leininger. “It’s so hard to lose a member of your team, especially one so young and with such dedication to being a Firefighter. He was highly respected by all of his peers.”


A Memorial Service for Steve Hayden will be held Friday, July 1 at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue. The visitation is scheduled 9:00 a.m. until noon. Services will immediately follow. After services have concluded, Springfield Township and Colerain Township Fire Departments will lead a procession to Saint James Cemetery, located at 6111 Cheviot Road.  The approximate start of the procession will be 1:30 p.m. 


Procession Route:

Spring Grove Cemetery

Winton Road, pausing at Station 79 - 9150 Winton Road

Left on Compton Road

Left on Pippin Road 

Right on West Galbraith Road, pausing at Station 26 - 3360 West Galbraith Road

Left on Cheviot Road to Saint James Cemetery



The Hayden family has directed memorial contributions to be given in Steven’s name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Sympathy may be expressed at

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