The Selma Fire Department is a Combination Fire Department operated by the Town of Selma. Selma operates from one station located in the heart of the Town. The brave Firefighters of the Selma Fire Department protect a municipal district of just over five square miles and a rural district of 15 square miles. We protect a large variety of geographical areas consisting of retail, industrial, residential, agricultural, interstate, highway, and railroad.
The staff of the Department consists of 28 volunteer Firefighters, 3 full time Captains, 6 full time Firefighters, 3 part time Firefighters, and 1 Fire Chief. The volunteers are on call 24 hours per day and staff the station when possible. The captains are on a traditional A-B-C shift. Each shift consisted of a captain and two firefighters who are on duty 24 hours a day. The Fire Chief works a 40 hour week schedule, but is also on call. We also offer an Intern Firefighter Program for JCC Students. We offer Unique Volunteer Opportunities including, Pay per Call, Pay per Training, Shift Stipends, Certification Fee Waivers, in a family atmosphere.
The Department operates three engines, one aerial, two specialized foam units and one brush unit. Duties of the Selma Fire Department include fire suppression, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, emergency medical responses, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and natural disaster response & Mitigation.
The fire protection class rating is a Class 3 district wide. Selma’s rural fire tax rate is $.12 per $100 evaluation. The Department responds to an average of 1200 emergency calls per year.