The Springfield Fire Department continued its efforts to improve fire safety in the community in the 2nd quarter of 2017 through its Project RED Zone program. Firefighters spent Saturday afternoons visiting every home in the West Central Neighborhood, checking and installing free smoke alarms and providing fire safety information. From April through June, they visited a total of 2,500 homes, testing nearly 900 fire alarms to ensure they are working. They also visited over 1,200 apartment units. In June, crews began visiting homes in the Grant Beach neighborhood.