Fire Department

Mission Statement: The Selma Fire Department will provide the highest level of emergency services available to the Selma community by protecting lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical services, disaster mitigation, rescue services, and fire and life safety education and prevention. Our firefighters will be honest, professional, and safe; and will treat our customers like our personal families.

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Message from the Fire Chief

Fire ChiefThank you for visiting our web site. I would like to share with you some information about your Selma Fire Department. The staff of this Department prides itself in being a proactive, well trained agency. We strive to provide excellent emergency services to our community. We are unique in our make up as a combination career and volunteer Fire Department. As most agencies around the country have struggled to keep volunteer firefighters in service, Selma has had a strong volunteer firefighting force for the past several years. This is widely due to the  pride and ownership of the department by its Firefighters. Our Firefighters Care about the community.

Over the past few years, we have added a small number of career members to back up the volunteer firefighters. This allows our volunteer firefighters to focus on the major emergencies while our career staff handles the day to day tasks of the Department.

Many challenges face our agency in the future, such as: our aging fleet of apparatus, the need for career staff, and the rising cost of performing quality emergency services. All of these issues can be sucessfully addressed through proper planning, and a strong partnership with our citizens.

Please remember, your Fire Department is a backbone agency for this community. Our doors are always open, and we are always a phone call away (911). "You call, we come, we help"

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