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Spring Fire Safety Tips from the Salida Fire Dept

The trees are budding and the grass is turning green.  The air is warming and the days are getting longer.  Spring is finally here.  For many of us, our thoughts are turning towards long-neglected projects and activities.  Things like spring cleaning, yard work and enjoying the outdoors.   Here is a list of tips to keep […]

Chief Bess Thanks Fire Department Open House Supporters

Salida Fire Department and South Arkansas Fire Protection District would like to thank the following businesses and agencies for assisting us with our Annual Open House on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Without you, our event would not be possible.  Your generosity and willingness to help us was appreciated very much.   All State Insurance Alpine […]

Fire Prevention Week, Fire Department Open House Saturday, October 12

Prevent Kitchen Fires By Doug Bess, Salida Fire Chief How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove until smoke filled the house? If this scenario or a similar one sounds familiar to you, you may […]

Salida Fire Dept Collecting Donations for Sunday’s Fireworks tonight 8/30

Salida Fire Dept Collecting Donations for Sunday’s Fireworks tonight 8/30

The Salida Fire Department will be driving the fire truck fleet around town this evening to collect donations for Sunday’s fireworks show. They will start the donation drive at 6:00pm tonight, Friday August 30. The trucks will be lit up and moving … more »

New Firefighter Dan Distel

New Firefighter Dan Distel

At last night’s City Council meeting Fire Chief Doug Bess introduced Salida’s newest Firefighter, Dan Distel. Dan joined as a Reserve Firefighter on May 17, 2011. He became a qualified EMT shortly after and on May 30, 2012 took a temporary … more »

Salida Firefighters Assist with the Black Forest Fire

The Denver Post took pictures of Salida Firefighters helping with the Black Forest Fire Monday, June 17. Below are links to those photos. Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4   more »

Planned Burn at Poncha Hot Springs

Salida Fire Department personnel will burn three piles of debris February 26, 2013 at the Poncha Springs hot springs property. Chaffee County Dispatch and Pueblo Dispatch have been advised of the burn. For more information, please contact the Salida Fire Department at 539-2212. more »

Chief Bess Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holidays!

Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames! The City of Salida Fire Department & The South Arkansas Fire Protection District Offer Fire Prevention Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season   November 27, 2012 Chief  Doug Bess For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. […]

Fire Department Thanks Community

Salida Fire Department and South Arkansas Fire Protection District would like to thank the following businesses and agencies for assisting us with our Annual Open House on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Without you, our event would not be possible.  Your generosity and willingness to help us was appreciated very much.  We would also like to […]

Fire Department Hosts Open House Saturday

The Salida Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as part of their Fire Prevention Week activities. Burgers and hot dogs will be served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and there will be fire truck rides, a dunk tank, a bounce […]

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