Salem Illinois is located at the intersection of Interstate 57 and US Route 50. Salem is the county seat of Marion County Illinois. Salem is 60 miles East of St. Louis Missouri and 265 miles South of Chicago Illinois.
The Salem Fire Protection District covers approximately 125 square miles including the City of Salem.
The Salem Fire Protection Districts primary responsibility of fire / rescue services encompasses the welfare of it's 12,000 residents, business, and industry located primarily within the city of Salem, Salem Township, and portions of Alma, Haines, Stevenson, Raccoon and Tonti townships. We protect 13 miles of Interstate 57, many square miles of agribusiness and agricultural activities, not to mention 16 square miles of oilfield.
Fire Operations are conducted from our main Fire Station located in the center of Salem. The main Fire Station is the home of nine pieces of apparatus and support equipment, in addition to being the home of the on duty Engineer.
Firefighter training is conducted from the Fire Station and at the Omar K Squibb training facility. The Salem Fire Protection District also maintains a regional training facility in cooperation with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
The Salem Fire Protection District is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Illinois MABAS Division 47, Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and the South Central Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.
The SFPD has a well maintained cache of fire apparatus required to meet the emergency needs encountered in the district. Check out our Engines, Aerial, Rescue or Grass/Brush equipment. Also available is information about our retired apparatus.