Fire

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 […]

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 […]