Fire & Rescue
The Saluda Fire and Rescue Department serves a rural community of 3,100 residents in 51 square miles. Our department has 41 active members and 1 paid daytime firefighter.
We provide structural, wildland, rescue, EMS first response, BLS transport and Hazmat operations to the residents in our community. We also provide mutual aid to 5 neighboring departments covering an additional 174 square miles and 33,000 residents.
While most of our district is primarily undeveloped, it includes numerous single-family homes, a day care with 55 children and an elementary school with 270 students. We are also a resort destination so we have one hotel as well as numerous Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. We have one bulk fuel storage facility, and Interstate 26 also cuts through a portion of our first-due response area along with US Highways 176 and 25 giving us a traffic volume of over 125,000 vehicles a day. Our community depends on us for all of these services 24 hours a day. Contact Saluda Fire Department 828-749-9816.
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