Fire Prevention Bureau – The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for life safety, code enforcement, plan review, and public education relating to risk mitigation.

  • Smoke alarms – We receive smoke alarms through a grant from the American Red Cross. They are available to any resident living within our service area. If you are in need of new or replacement smoke alarms, contact Lt. Ben Kohler at benjamin.kohler@springfieldfire.com. We recommend a working smoke alarm be installed in each sleeping area, in a common hallway serving sleeping areas, and one on each level of the home. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, or if they become damaged or excessively dirty.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms – Carbon monoxide alarms are recommended for each home that has fuel-burning appliances. Follow manufacturers recommendations for placement of carbon monoxide alarms in the home.
  • Fire Extinguishers – We recommend each home be equipped with fire extinguishers. Placement of fire extinguishers in the kitchen area, garage, and basement or utility room are recommended as these are the most common sources of fires in the home. ABC type extinguishers are recommended as they will extinguish most fires that start in the home. Extinguishers should be mounted on a bracket in an easily accessible and visible area, so it is available in a fire emergency. Residents should be trained on the proper use of fire extinguishers
  • Burn laws – Ohio EPA Burn Laws
  • Plan review – The fire prevention bureau is responsible for reviewing site plans, architectural drawings for new construction and remodeling projects, fire alarm system drawings, and sprinkler system drawings. If you have drawings to submit for fire department approval, you may email a copy of the plans to Dave Moore at fireprevention@springfieldfire.com
  • Fireworks permits – Any exhibit of fireworks within the service area of the Springfield Township Fire Department shall be permitted and approved prior to the show. Fireworks exhibits within our service area are strictly regulated and shall comply with all requirements of the Ohio Fire Code. Any Ohio licensed exhibitor may apply for a permit to exhibit fireworks by contacting Dave Moore at fireprevention@springfieldfire.com

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Ohio’s New Fireworks Law for Consumers.

  • Fire Safety Inspections – The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for conducting fire safety inspections of property within our service area. Fire Safety Inspections include, but are not limited to, businesses, stores, warehouses, restaurants, schools, daycares, medical facilities, hotel/motels, assembly areas, storage facilities, and private residences that serve as foster or adoptive homes. Certified Fire Safety inspectors are granted the authority to conduct fire safety inspections and issue citations for fire code violations by the Ohio Administrative Code 1301:7-7-01. The Fire Prevention Bureau adheres to the most current edition of the Ohio Fire Code (currently 2017). If you are in need of a fire safety inspection, you may contact Dave Moore at fireprevention@springfieldfire.com

KNOX Rapid AccessSpringfield Township Fire Department utilizes the KNOX rapid access system for quick and easy access to homes and businesses in the event of an emergency.

For more information, visit https://www.knoxbox.com/ or contact Dave Moore at fireprevention@springfieldfire.com

 

KNOX Residential

Knox Residential Box and HomeBox Benefits

  • Allows first responders to enter the home quickly
  • Makes re-securing property easier and faster
  • Reduces forced entry property damage

Knox Residential Box and Home Box Applications

Knox residential key vaults are a one-time purchase that requires no monthly monitoring fee. Mount the key safe by the entrance for rapid access into:

  • Single Family Residences
  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes

KnoxBox 3200 Benefits

  • Allows rapid property access
  • Reduces property damage
  • Minimizes first responder injury
  • Meets UL Listing standards
  • Compliant to National Fire Code

KnoxBox 3200 Applications

KnoxBox enables first responders to gain immediate access to:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Schools and campuses
  • Retail
  • Industrial buildings
  • Government buildings
  • Multi-residential communities
  • Secure community pools
  • Healthcare and medical centers
  • Hospitality venues
  • And much more!