Is open burning allowed in the city?

No, with the exception of a small contained campfire that is being tended to. more »

Will I receive a bill if I call 911 for a hazardous chemical spill or investigation?

The simple answer is no. Colorado statute allows local emergency response agencies to invoice a business or individual for the response to a hazardous materials incident that occurs outside of a residence or through illegal activity to recoup any expenses incurred. The policy of the City of Salida Fire Department is to attempt to recoup […]

What should I do if I have a chemical spill in my house or garage?

Household chemicals can be dangerous to you, the environment, and the water supply.  If you have a spill in your residence, do not hesitate to call 911.  To avoid danger to you, your family, or the environment, contact us immediately so the fire department can respond and assess the situation. more »

Household Hazards

As we end the winter season and begin to look forward to warmer weather of spring many of us are planning household projects and spring cleaning. As we complete these projects there is the question of how to dispose of many of the leftover cleaners and paints. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include […]

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