Springfield Fire Department

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The Springfield Fire Department proudly protects the people living, working, visiting, and playing in the city of Springfield. We are staffed with paid-on-call firefighters. Every firefighter is certified as a State of Michigan Firefighter I and II. Many members are also certified as EMT and First Responders.

Some of the services we provide are: fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, fire inspection and fire prevention education.
Emergency Service:                                                      Fire Department Administration Office:
Calhoun County Dispatch: 911                                     601 Avenue A, Springfield MI 49037   
                                                                                       Phone: 269-965-7795

Fire Chief Joe Teixeira Sr.    
Office phone: 269-441-9282            Joe Teixeira Sr. Fire Chief - Copy
Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am - 11:30 am.

Chief Joe Teixeira is a veteran of the fire service with his career beginning in 1971. He has served on several career and volunteer fire departments including 13 years with the Battle Creek Fire Department as Fire Training Officer.

Chief Joe Teixeira retired as Assistant Fire Chief after 20 years with the State of Michigan at the Battle Creek Airport. He also retired after 28 years as Senior Master Sergeant Rank as Deputy Fire Chief from Michigan Air National Guard, ARFF Firefighter.

Chief Joe Teixeira served four years with the U.S. Air Force as Crash Fire Rescue Firefighter.

Chief Joe Teixeira was involved with the Calhoun County Fire Academy as Lead Instructor for four years.


FAA Certified Firefighter
IFSAC Fire Officer IV
IFSAC Certified Instructor III
IFSAC Certified Inspector II
IFSAC Certified ARFF Firefighter/Driver/Operator
IFSAC Certified Hazardous Materials Technician
IFSAC Certified Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
State of Michigan Fire Officer II
State of Michigan Fire Fighter I & II Instructor
State of Michigan Hazardous Materials Technician
State of Michigan Certified First Responder Hazardous Material Awareness & Operation Level Instructor
State of Michigan Certified Incident Command Instructor
State of Michigan Emergency Medical Technician
Certified Hazardous Material Specialist
Certified Airport Firefighter (Oklahoma State University)
Certified Fire Officer II (Oklahoma State University)
Certified Fire Inspector I (Oklahoma State University)
Associates degree in Fire Science (Kellogg Community College)
Associates degree in Business Management (Kellogg Community College)
Associates degree in Fire Science (Community College Air Force)
Bachelors in Business Administration (Nazareth College Kalamazoo)

Chief Joe Teixeira is married with three children (two boys and a girl). Both boys are following in their dad’s footsteps and are firefighters. 

Springfield Fire Department’s ISO Class Rating is “4" 


Through the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program, ISO evaluates municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). They then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

By classifying communities' ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.