- Respond Quickly
- Perform Professionally
- Save Lives and Property
- Be Caring and Compassionate to All.
- Make sure “Everyone Goes Home”
The Salina Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical services, rescue and hazardous materials services to the citizens of Salina. Rescue and emergency medical services are extended into Saline County by governmental agreement.
Protecting the community is accomplished through rapid deployment of emergency resources, code enforcement, and public education for both fire and medical emergencies.
The department has five divisions, those being: Administration, Fire Prevention, EMS, Training and Safety and Fire Operations.
The fire department is comprised of ninety five employees. Eighty four of the ninety five employees are spread across three shifts that work 24 hours at a time. Shift change is at 0800 each morning. The remaining eleven positions provide administrative, support, and fire prevention services.
The fire department operates from four strategically located and staffed fire stations.
Each year the fire department responds to more than 1,800 fire related emergencies and 6,500 EMS or medical related emergencies. In a 24 hour period the department responds to an average of 22 emergency calls a day.
The fire department ambulance service transports on average 300 citizens annually to and from hospitals outside the community for advanced medical care.
The fire department provides specialized services for hazardous material responses, technical rescue, vehicle extrication, swift water rescue, trench rescue, building collapse, and disaster management.
Chief Calvin Kelsey serves as the Interim Fire Chief.