Springfield Fire Company would like to thank the school district for allowing our members to train at the old high school. The township has numerous commercial buildings and it is vital to our members to get training for those type of fires.
The officers and members want to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday. Please celebrate responsibly and remember to wear a mask and social distance.
On December 23 just before 8pm Springfield Fire Company, EMS and police responded to an accident with a car over turned in the 700 block of Saxer Avenue. Crews arrived and stabilized the car. The windshield was removed and the operator was able to walk to the ambulance to be checked out by EMS. Both vehicles were towed and the company was made available by Chief Sherwood.
On December 7, 2020 Springfield Fire Company held their yearly fire company meeting in the engine bay to allow for social distancing. Due to the pandemic the company could not have any events this year. President Fanelli presented 6 members with their service awards. Engineer Jack Redding, Engineer John Fox and Lt. Brian Bretherick were given their Life Membership Award for 20 years of active service. Firefighter Jake “Rusty” LeSage, Firefighter Matt Carango and Lt. Chris Colburn were recognized for 5 years of active service each. WE want to congratulate them and thank them for their service to the community and the fire company.
I can’t believe as an officer that I am writing these words. Springfield Fire Company regrets to announce the unexpected death of active junior member Ethan J. Byrne. Ethan joined the fire company at the age of 14 on May 30, 2017 as a cadet member. On his application for membership when asked why he wanted to join he wrote “to help the community and be part of an important cause”. During his short time he responded to 714 fire calls, 116 trainings and 134 fire company events. The members of the company are devastated by his loss. His last alarm call was 2020-0687 on Saturday October 17, 2020. The hearts of the fire company ache for his family, his friends and the community who lost a “great kid”. Please keep his family in your thought and prayers.