Springfield Township Fire Chief Tad Schindeldecker told the Stryker Rotary Club about the Fire Department at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. He told the club he has been Chief for just about two years. He said he became Chief at about the same time the department moved to their new location in Stryker.
The Chief said the new facility has much more space and is a very good building to operate out of. The Chief has seven officers who assist with the leadership of the fire department and he credits them with running a safe department. Currently there are thirty-four firefighters in the squad including three women.
The Springfield Township Department requires between twenty-five and thirty hours of continuing education each year. This education is designed to keep community members and firefighters safe in a very dangerous environment.
Chief Shindeldecker said the mutual aid policy shared by neighboring communities is a very good thing and fire protection has been improved especially in areas on the fringe of a district. The Chief also said the Trustees and the department are very thankful for the support of the township in keeping the fire department financed. He also said they hold several fund raisers each year that are also very well supported by the community.
Chief Schindeldecker spoke as a guest of Rotarian Bill Brenner and is pictured with Rotarian Fred Grisier.