Fire Services Study Presentation, May 30

A presentation of the results from the fire services study conducted by Emergency Services Consulting, Inc. will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East 1st Street. The study includes review of all fire agencies in Chaffee County, including EMS. ESCI Vice President Martin Goughnour will present report findings. more […]

Bess promoted to Interim Fire Chief

Doug Bess, 18-year career firefighter with the City of Salida, is the Interim Fire Chief following the resignation of Don Taylor. Taylor is the new fire chief for the City of Black Hawk. Bess was promoted to interim fire chief May 16, and he will begin his day schedule May 30. Hired in 1994 with […]

Prescribed Burn in Chaffee County set for Tuesday, March 13

The South Arkansas Fire Protection District will be conducting a 17 acre prescribed burn on Tuesday, March 13 at 7021 CR 104, (Hwy 50 & CR 104). The burn is designed to mitigate potential fire hazards by removing fuel including dead grass and dead and down trees. The burn process will begin … more »

Chief Gives Spring Fire Safety Tips

By Don Taylor, Salida Fire Chief The mountains are getting snow, but the Salida area has not seen a significant amount of snow this winter.  These early spring-like days are great for getting out and enjoying the city and its many amenities, but it does bring the potential for a … more »

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]

Holiday Safety

Is Your Home Safe and Ready for Winter? As Santa welcomed another holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree last Friday evening, it should remind all of us of the upcoming cold and winter season. As the Christmas tree lights up the city every evening, use this as a reminder of simple things each of […]

Fall Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Week

Fall Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Week The Salida Fire Department and the South Arkansas Fire Protection District are joining forces to deliver the 2011 Fire Prevention Message to “Protect Your Family From Fire” and to celebrate Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2011. The departments are joining the National Fire Prevention Agency and communities across […]

Thanks for the 4th of July Support

The City of Salida Fire Department wishes to say thank you for your support as we continue to bring the residents of the city and Chaffee County a 4th of July fireworks celebration that displays our community’s patriotism and spirit. After viewing the show, I believe we accomplished our goal. Many do not realize the […]

4th of July Festivities and Fireworks Safety

It is hard to believe but summer is officially here and the 4th of July Fireworks show is just around the corner. After receiving great comments regarding last year’s show, we will continue with the expanded display. The show should begin around 9:30pm, weather permitting of course. We look forward to another … more »

Spring Fire Safety

As many you witnessed a couple of weeks ago, it appears the spring fire season is already upon us. While we watch the snow fall on the mountains around us, the valley has seen little significant moisture this winter. This newspaper said in an article earlier this week there had been below average moisture for […]

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