The Township of Springfield was established on June 20, 1836 and is the third largest political subdivision in Lucas County; following the City of Toledo and Sylvania Township, with a population of just over 26,000.

Springfield Township Fire Department was established in 1950 beginning with Station 51 (802 South McCord Road Holland, Ohio 43528), which was erected by dedicated volunteer firefighters and currently provides services to the Northeast portion of the township. Station 51 houses 2 medic units, 1 engine, 1 ladder truck, and the battalion chief.

A year later, volunteer firefighters constructed Station 52(1534 South Crissey Road Holland, Ohio 43528) on donated land to respond to calls in the Western portion of the township. Since then, both stations have been remodeled on several different occasions to accommodate with the expansion of the township, to include necessary housing of equipment, apparatus and personnel. Station 52 houses Lucas County Lifesquad 10, administrative staff, and surplus equipment.

In 1986, Station 53 (7145 Garden Road Maumee, Ohio 43537) was constructed to respond to the remaining Southeast portion of the township. Station 53 houses a medic unit and an engine. Prior to 1950 and the incorporation of the Springfield Township Fire Department, the Village of Holland provided fire and EMS services to the residents of Springfield Township.

Springfield Township Fire Department entered into a contractual agreement in November 2005 to provide emergency response to the Village of Holland. In July 2016, Springfield also entered into contractual agreements for fire/EMS protection with Spencer, Harding, and Swanton Township’s. Station 56 (9145 Frankfort Road Holland, Ohio 43528) houses a Medic unit, an engine, 2 boats, and a brush truck.

With the explosive growth and continuous development of commercial and residential properties within our community, we transitioned from a part-time to a full-time department in January 2005. Springfield Township offers 24-hour advanced life support care from all of our stations.

In 2023, Springfield Township Fire Department responded to 5,000 calls for service. Our roster consists of 80 full-time and part-time firefighters who show their dedication to the community by continuing their specialized training techniques in today’s ever-changing world.

We currently provide primary response to a 66 square mile area with a population of 34,500 residents.