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It's Time to Shout About It...

Hot Cars Kill Kids  

Every 10 days, vehicular heatstroke kills a child in the United States. Every 10 days, a parent loses a child to a preventable death. Since 1998, there have been 671 deaths, 10 of which happened this year. It's time to stop vehicular heatstroke from killing our children. The time to take action is now!  

On June 15, NHTSA will tweet every 15 minutes for 24 hours to raise awareness about the dangers of heatstroke. Join us in this life-saving conversation with tweets and retweets of your own. Take this message to your friends, families, and followers, and tell them to share it, too. 

Who: NHTSA and YOU!
What: #HeatstrokeKills Tweet Up
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Where: www.twitter.com/NHTSAgov 

How: Follow the conversation using the hashtag #HeatstrokeKills. Feel free to mention @NHTSAgov in any of your tweets and we will get back to as many questions and comments as we can! Remember to include #HeatstrokeKills in your comments so others can follow along with the conversation, too. 

Spread the message. Make a difference. Take action. Save a life. 


Springfield Department of Public Safety is a diverse department made up of the Calhoun County Springfield Law Enforcement Team (through the City's contract with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office) and Springfield Fire Department. This combines law enforcement and fire services into a unified organization with a goal of providing the highest level of professional public service to our community.

Dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls are handled through the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch:  315 Green Street, Marshall, MI. (269-781-0911)

Citizens can visit the Springfield Department of Public Safety building for services such as Freedom of Information Act requests, burn permits, licenses to purchase handguns, and sex offender registration.
Law Enforcement

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Springfield Law Enforcement Team provides policing services to the citizens of Springfield.  The service includes:Sheriff

  • Answering calls for service (criminal and civil)
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Animal control
  • Criminal investigations
  • Crime prevention education
Visit the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department website.
Fire and Rescue
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Springfield Fire Department has state-of-the-art equipment and training for use in fighting fires, responding to automobile accidents, and responding to any event where lives are in danger. Springfield Fire Department is made up of paid-on-call firefighters as well as multiple mutual aid agreements with surrounding departments; the V.A. Fire Department is on automatic mutual aid.