Local fire chief honored by international organization

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield’s fire chief has been given a top honor from an international organization.

David Pennington has been named the ambassador of the year for the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

The group recognizes fire and emergency services that are always working to improve.

This award means Chief Pennington has gone above and beyond to make sure Springfield fire stations are safe and working efficiently.

Pennington was appointed fire chief in may of 2017.

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