• We’re committed to making your situation better

    Karl Lieb - Fire Chief
  • The greatest responsibility of a firefighter is to interrupt the darkest day in a person’s life and give hope.

    Karl Steadman - Assistant Chief - Operations
  • 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
  • We take pride in our vehicles and equipment so that we are prepared to perform 24/7.

    Chris Milne - Logistics Chief
  • We train using the most innovative methods in the fire service today.

    Les Goodwin - Training Chief

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Listen Live

Listen to our live radio stream to hear what’s going on.

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

Department Facts

SLC Fire serves an area of approximately 97 square miles, with a population base of 200,000 and an additional commuter influx of approximately 300,000 from surrounding suburbs.  The geography of our Capital city is diverse, ranging from residential foothills to a heavily populated, urban high-rise district. It also includes large industrial and manufacturing areas, a major research university (University of Utah), multiple federal, state, and county office buildings, and major transportation hubs including an international airport.

The 341 employees of SLC Fire serve our community from 14 strategically located stations, divided into two battalions. Within its boundaries, SLC Fire operates 3 trucks, 12 engines, 2 Quints, 4 specialized airport fire suppression apparatus, and one light (SUV) medical response vehicle. Although SLC Fire specializes in urban structural firefighting and emergency medical services, our crews are prepared to respond to any emergency. This may require the technical expertise of specialty disciplines including Hazardous Material, Heavy Rescue, Swift Water, or Aircraft Rescue. Regardless of your emergency, SLC Fire crews are trained and equipped to assist in a timely and professional manner. In 2016, we responded to approximately 26,000 unique calls for assistance.

SLC Fire is also dedicated to serving our community in any way possible. We invite our neighbors to get to know us and learn about what we do. If you want to schedule a visit a local station, invite a crew to your upcoming community event, or learn how to become a member of SLC Fire, we would be happy to provide you with additional information.  Please explore our website for many of the most common questions we receive. If there is something you can’t find here, we invite you to call or email us for more information.

Our Specialties

Fire / HazMat Response33%
Medical Response67%
  • 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: