SALT LAKE CITY

FIRE DEPARTMENT

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: