The Springfield Fire Department is where Homer, Moe, Apu and Skinner go to become volunteer fire fighters. It has full-time, part-time and voulnteer roasters. It operates a two bay, suspected for slot, fire station fitted with a large radio communications tower. In addition they operate at least one quint, two engines and a ladder truck. The department chief is locked in a rivarly with Chief Wiggim of the Springfield Police Department. Uniform is yellow turnout gear with orange stripes, black boots and a red fire helmet. The Springfield Fire Department building was inspired by the former Fire Department Headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.