Springfield Fire Department announced on May 26, 2017, they have sworn in a new Fire Chief following the retirement of former chief, David Hall. David Pennington is the former Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and interim Chief following Hall's retirement in February. After months of searching, the decision was made based off of Chief Pennington's education, experience, knowledge and vast depth of passion for his profession.
The men of Pi Kappa Alpha at Missouri State University would like to congratulate Chief on his promotion and look forward to what the future holds for the City of Springfield in regard to Fire Suppression, Education, Training and Prevention. Well Done!