Salida Fire Department Wins $185,000 Grant

Salida Fire Department Wins $185,000 Grant

Denver, CO–Bennet Grant Announcement Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced yesterday that the Salida Fire Department has won a $185,725 competitive Operations and Safety Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This grant can be used for professional training, … more »

Fire Department training exercise this Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

The City of Salida Fire Department and neighboring fire departments will take part in a fire training exercise at Longfellow Elementary School this Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014. The training will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m on both Saturday and Sunday. The training will take place on 8th Street, […]

Kissel Restoration Project: Donations matched for the month of June!

The Kissel Engine in 1912 in front of what is now Larry’s Barber Shop The 1911 Kissel Fire Engine, in service for the Salida Fire Department from November 1912 until April 1942, is fundraising to match a grant that will allow the Fire … more »

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 »