Salida Fire Department – Promotion and New Hire

The Salida Fire Department announced the promotion of Dave McCann and the hiring of Brian Jefferson.

Fire Services Study Available

The agency evaluation and feasibility study for Buena Vista and Salida Fire Departments, Chaffee County and South Arkansas Fire Protection Districts and Chaffee County EMS Colorado is available by following this link. The study was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International.   more »

City and local businesses raised over $3,000 for the Red Cross

The City of Salida, in collaboration with several local businesses, collected $3,278.63 for the American Red Cross. Money collected will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which assists people affected by disasters like the Waldo Canyon and High Park Fires. We’d like to thank Doug Constance, local Red Cross representative, for all of his […]

Ordinance Banning Open Flames & Burning Rescinded

Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess rescinded the city-wide ordinance which banned fireworks and outdoor flames and burning Monday afternoon due to recent weather conditions in Chaffee County and after consulting with area fire officials. The use of charcoal grills and legal fireworks are permitted within city limits. Legal fireworks under the Salida Municipal Code […]

Fire Personnel Respond to Smoke on Methodist Mountain

June 27, 2012 Salida Fire, Chaffee County Fire, and Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department personnel have responded to reports of smoke on Methodist Mountain. Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said, “At this point, nothing is confirmed. We are currently patrolling the subdivisions along Methodist Mountain. We are also working the U.S. Forest Service. They have […]

What can we do to help? Make a donation!

The City of Salida is collecting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help people affected by the many wildfires throughout the state. Donation cans are currently located at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida Fire Department and City Hall. The fundraising effort ends July 25, so we ask that you please […]

Fire Ban In Effect

The following are banned within the City of Salida: Sale and use of ALL fireworks. Any outdoor flame or fire, including, but not limited to: campfires, warming fires, charcoal grills including use of constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed picnic grounds or recreation sites. Fused explosives. Welding or operating an acetylene or […]

Mayor Addresses Fire Ban

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Monday evening City Council enacted an emergency ordinance restricting any use or sales of fireworks, and any open fires within the city limits, including but not limited to charcoal fires and cigarette smoking.  Basically, anything other than propane grills are simply not to be used outdoors. Extremely dry conditions […]

Council Will Discuss Fire Ban Ordinance at Special Meeting Monday

Salida City Council will consider an emergency ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks and outdoor flames and burning in the city limits during a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 25 in council chambers. “Fire Danger in the valley floor is extreme,” Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said Friday. Simple actions […]

In Retrospect: Haz Mat Disposal & Code Red

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Salida Fire Department personnel responded to a hazardous materials spill at about 9 p.m. June 7 in the alley area of 11th and D Streets after a resident dumped a gallon of undiluted malathion, an organophosphate insecticide, in the alley. A total of 18 city employees were at the […]

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