"Ever Vigilant While Preparing for the Future"

The Salem Fire Protection District protects approximately 12,000 residents in an area of 125 square miles located in the center of Marion County Illinois.

Operations are conducted from one station located in Salem, Illinois built in 1966 with additional apparatus bays built in 1996.

The Fire District operates as a combination paid-on-call department with four career engineers who man the station on a 24 hour basis 24 hours on and 48 hours off, with call back as they are available. The Paid-on-call members consist of three Chief officers, a Captain, a Fire Marshal, six Lieutenants and thirty one Firefighters.

The purpose of the Salem Fire Protection District is to respond, attack, confine and extinguish fires when they occur with a minimal loss of life and property. The fire personnel also respond to vehicle extrications, rescues and hazardous materials incidents.

Twenty nine members of the department have taken Illinois Basic Firefighter instruction and have successfully passed The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall certification requirements. Many members have been certified in Incident Command, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Tech A & B, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Service Vehicle Operations and Technical Rescue Awareness. 

All firefighters are from the Salem Area and come from various occupations just like you. They are parents, business owners, teachers, health care providers, law enforcement and many other occupations. This "Elite Team" is here to help you when you need it.

Please consider joining us.
Roger A Mann
Fire Chief