Fire

Chief Bess Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holidays!

Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames! The City of Salida Fire Department & The South Arkansas Fire Protection District Offer Fire Prevention Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season   November 27, 2012 Chief  Doug Bess For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. […]

Fire Department Thanks Community

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 13, 2012.  Without you, our event would not be possible.  Your generosity and willingness to help us was appreciated very much.  We would also like to […]

Fire Department Hosts Open House Saturday

The Salida Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as part of their Fire Prevention Week activities. Burgers and hot dogs will be served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and there will be fire truck rides, a dunk tank, a bounce […]

Salida Fire Department Urges Residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” During Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2012

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?  According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated they thought their family would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become […]

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program - Tomorrow!

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program – Tomorrow!

The annual Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th grade helmet program will take place Thursday, September 13 at Longfellow Elementary. Absolute Bikes and the City of Salida Fire and Police Departments help to educate 4th graders about bike safety. The program not only practices ideas such as making eye contact with drivers of vehicles, but it […]

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 […]