The first Spring Fire Smoke Alarm Blitz of 2019 is in the books. On Saturday, March 9, teams of firefighters, American Red Cross members and Klein Oak High School JROTC cadets knocked on over 200 doors in the Greengate Place neighborhood offering to check residents’ smoke alarms.
Spring Fire Department Firefighters joined forces in February, and the challenge was for fun, comradery and bragging rights.
Throughout February, the Spring Fire Department has been holding standpipe courses at the new Spring Fire Station 75.
On Feb. 8, firefighters Jacob Bailey, Capt. Walter Juarez, Anthony Hempel, and Daniel McCune hand delivered Nylah White’s certificate for winning the Fire Prevention Coloring Contest at the McNabb elementary school.
Spring Fire Station 71 welcomed the Hearts at Home homeschooling program from the North Central Church with big smiles on Friday.
A fire Saturday evening turned into a vivid reminder of the countless lives saved each year due to smoke alarms.
The Spring Fire Department believes it is paramount that firefighters have the best training to do the job, but are also ‘in the know’ within the department. Over the past week, all firefighters have been attending meetings that include a review of the 2019 Budget and the department’s plans for the year.
Spring Fire Department volunteer firefighters come from all different backgrounds, but the one thing they have in common is the desire to serve their community.
Improper use and disposal of fireworks led to a disastrous New Year’s Day at one Birchgate home.
Spring Fire Lieutenant Felix Castillo has been out of work since Oct. 13 due to a line of duty injury. Although he hopes to return to work later in January, four months without a paycheck will set anyone back financially.
On Saturday, Spring firefighters’ family and friends gathered at Station 71 to witness the badge pinning of one new captain, one new apparatus operator, one new volunteer firefighter and 13 new full-time firefighters.
On Friday, December 7, Spring Fire Department firefighters boxed up the food donated by the Spring community and loaded it into Engine 72.