• We’re committed to making your situation better

    Karl Lieb - Fire Chief
  • Contribute to the safety of your family and community by learning CPR. 

    It saves lives.

    Mike Fox - Medical Division Chief
  • To be welcomed into a stranger’s home, arms wide open –

    that’s community, and SLC Fire is grateful to be a part of such

    an amazing community!

    Darby Egbert - Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Creating defensible space is the best way to protect yourself from wildfiire

    Ryan Mellor - Fire Marshal

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About Us

SLC Fire serves an area of approximately 97 square miles, with a population base of 200,000 with an additional commuter influx of approximately 300,000 from surrounding cities.  The city is diverse and ranges from residential foothills, to a heavily populated, built-up high rise district. It also includes two large industrial and manufacturing areas.  Salt Lake City is protected by 14 strategically located stations, which are divided into Battalion One (East side) and Battalion Two (West side).  Although SLC Fire specializes in urban structural firefighting and emergency medical services, we have specialty functions pertinent to the geographical layout of Salt Lake City, and it’s unique set of natural and & human related hazards.

Fire / HazMat Response33%
Medical Response67%

Our Specialties

  • ARFF stands for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting.  Salt Lake City ARFF firefighters support Stations 11 and 12 at our International Airport.  Learn more about ARFF and aircraft rescue training opportunities here: SLCAirport.com

  • Heavy rescue handles challenging situations.  Everything from helping victims of major freeway accidents, to hiking into the foothills to rescue folks who’ve fallen off the trail, to ensuring workers who have been injured and trapped underground make it out safely.  Watch our team in action.

  • HazMat stands for Hazardous Materials.  Sometimes, normally good chemicals are accidentally mixed or released into the environment, resulting in danger to the public.  Salt Lake City is committed to ensuring situations like this never occur, and making sure a timely and effective response for rare but dangerous HazMat situations.  We support two teams, HazMat 6 and 10, strategically located to ensure the fastest response.
  • The majority of emergencies we respond to are medical problems.  In addition, we provide assistance to those who may require emergent care on a regular basis, through our community health program.

  • Salt Lake City is surrounded by mountain wilderness to the East, and undeveloped grassland to the West.  Both environments create extremely hazardous conditions when they catch fire.  We have prepared for wild land fire by certifying the majority of our workforce to deal with this type of situation.  Learn if you live or work near a woodland fire area, and what you can to prepare here:

Listen Live

Listen to our live radio stream to hear what’s going on.  Note: Periods of long inactivity are common

Radio Jargon

Following are some common terms you may hear on our radio channel

10-39: Lights and siren response

Copy:  I hear you and understand

PAR: Are you and your crew OK?

PMA Transport:  Paramedic escorting the patient to hospital

All Clear:  A search for victims has been conducted.  No victims found

Fully Involved:  An object, (house, car, etc), is engulfed in flames

Loss Stopped:  The incident is no longer a threat to property

PAR: Personnel accountability report

Meet The Team

Our Full Organizational Chart Can Be Found Here
Karl Lieb
Karl Lieb
Fire Chief
Robert McMicken
Robert McMicken
Deputy Chief
Clair Baldwin
Clair Baldwin
Assistant Chief