SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Fire Department made an announcement about its personal engagement during 2021.

During the year, the fire department visited 56 public and private elementary schools and taught 11,941 students during October’s Fire Prevention Month.

Springfield firefighters teamed up with Springfield Public Schools and several private educational institutions. These partnerships made it possible for firefighters to go back to in-person public education. The department also teamed up with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Jordan Valley Health Center to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Members from the fire department took part in 52 vaccine clinics and administered over 1,400 vaccines. More about the Springfield Fire Department’s community engagement can be found on its community engagement report.