The fire company is proud of Captain Bob Smythe and all those who made sure the graduating seniors were not forgotten in these uncertain times. Denise Connelly, Sherine Bediako, Kelly Corey and Bob Smythe came up with an idea of people adopting a graduating senior in Springfield and Morton. The program was a great success via social media. It was so successful that the group is now expanding the effort to senior citizens who are shut in due to the pandemic. If you wish to get involved go to the Facebook group “Adopt a Senior Springfield and Morton Community” to help out. We are very proud of Bob who has been active in the community as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years, teaches our youth in the Penn Wood School District and has coached and mentored youth. As we know the project could not have been successful without a team effort of all those involved.
On June 3 the Springfield Fire Company responded to almost 40 calls for service during violent storms that came through the area. The company handled numerous wires down calls. We also responded to a rescue for a male who was pinned underneath a tree. The males leg was trapped and he was freed in about 20 minutes by Springfield Fire Company and Holmes Fire Company rescue members. He was taken to the hospital and is recovering. Several homes sustained damage.
On May 28 Springfield Fire Company was requested to assist the Chester Fire Department on a 4 alarm church fire on East 9th Street at 3am. One engine with 4 members responded to assist. The crew spent several hours before being released. Other members of the company provided coverage at the station until our members returned.
On March 9, 2020 Springfield Fire Company responded with EMS to the Day’s Inn for a cardiac arrest. Squad 44 responded quickly and arrived, they found a 58 year old person unconscious with depressed breathing. A witness reported a possible opioid overdose. The crew immediately administered naloxone (narcan) to the subject and assisted breathing with a bag-valve-mask. EMS arrived and continued care administering another dose of naloxone. After several minutes the subject woke up and was conscious enough to walk to the ambulance. This was the first time Springfield Fire Company has administered naloxone since we were approved to carry it on February 1, 2020. The members of the company want to thank Chief Mark Sherwood and the Springfield Township Commissioners for their progressive thinking and giving our firefighters the opportunity to assist those who are suffering from an overdose.
On Saturday February 15 Springfield Fire Company along with EMS responded to Rose and Springfield Road for an accident with a car into a house. Crews arrived and found a vehicle in the home. The operator had fled the scene but was apprehended by police. No one was injured. The fire company stood by until the vehicle was pulled out of the home. The scene was then turned over to the Fire Marshal and L&I.