Salem Fire Department was established in 1972.
Members of the community saw the need for an organized Fire Service.....Here we are 46 years later, still going strong!
We Work Hard......
In 2016, we responded to 865 calls.
In 2017, we responded
to 842 calls.
In 2018, we responded to 841 calls.
In 2019, we responded to 982 calls.
In 2020, we responded to 1,029 calls.
In 2021, we responded to 1,052 calls.
In 2022, we responded to 1,242 calls.
we play like family.
We spend a lot of time together, training and having fun.
We Train Hard.....
In 2016, we had over 6,500 hours of training.
In 2017, we had over 4,100
hours of training.
In 2018, we had over 4,200 hours of training.
In 2019, we had over 5,300 hours of training.
In 2020, we had over 2,700 hours of training.
In 2021, we had over 2,300 hours of training.
In 2022, we had over 2,400 hours of training.
EMS Training Opportunities:
Unless otherwise posted,
Each EMS class is 2+ Hours - 6:00-8:00
(Broken down into credits for Cont. Ed.)
with Instructor Lee Lessenberry
Fire Training Opportunities:
Unless otherwise posted, classes are Thursdays, from 6:00 - 8:00 (18:00-20:00)
with Training Officer Stewart Linz.
Feb 2nd - Functional Trauma Assessment
Mar 9th - Stroke
Apr 6th - Venomous Bites
AR Herpetology Association
Communication - February 9
Overhaul - February 13, 16, 18
Building Construction - February 23
When most people think of a Fire Department, they think of FIRES. In reality, 80%-90% of the calls that Fire Departments respond to, are medical. Each of our volunteers are trained, at minimum, in CPR and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR/1st Responder). More than half are EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), and we currently have 1 Paramedic. Because continuing education is required for EMT and Paramedics, and because we want to be prepared to care for you and your loved ones, we have EMS training on the first Thursday of every month. If you need the continuing ed. hours, join us here from 7-9. (Sometimes the class may be more in depth, so we meet at 6. We will try to post that ahead of time. We will continually update the "Training Opportunities" on the left.)