Media Inquiries / Public Relations

All media calls or texts can be directed to Salt Lake City Fire Department’s MEDIA HOTLINE: (801) 550-0121.

We would ask reporters to please not call dispatch directly.

For live, breaking news and incident updates, follow us on Twitter (@SLCFIRE). Incidents typically posted on Twitter are:

  • Fires that are second-alarm or greater;
  • Technical rescues, including HazMat, swift water rescues or hiking incidents; and
  • Large-scale incidents including mass casualty, public health hazards or natural disasters

Other media inquiries can be directed to Public Information Officer Audra Sorensen, Community Relations Division Chief Chief Ryan Mellor or Captain Dan Marlowe at [email protected].

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For investigative reports, members of the media may file GRAMA requests

The media is entitled to any record that is deemed to be a public record pursuant to Utah Code Ann. § 63G-2-301. A governmental entity has ten (10) business days after receiving a written request to provide the record, deny the request, or notify the requester that it cannot immediately provide a response due to extraordinary circumstances. Media may request an expedited response of five (5) days.

How to make a GRAMA request:

Click the link above and complete the GRAMA Request for Records form providing as much information as possible. GRAMA requests may also be presented in person or by mail with the appropriate fee(s) attached/delivered to:

By mail:

Salt Lake City Fire Department
Attn: Dawn Killinger
P.O. Box 145520
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5520

In person:

Salt Lake City Fire Department
Fire Prevention Bureau
475 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Incomplete request forms and forms submitted without fees will not be processed.

Any questions, call GRAMA-Media Coordinator Dawn Killinger at [email protected] or call (801) 799-4103.