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The Salinas Fire Department (SFD) is committed to providing the highest level of fire, emergency medical services and life safety protection for the over 163,000 residents of our community, it’s business owners and visitors. This is accomplished by a comprehensive system of protecting life, property and the environment through cost effective, efficient and sustainable prevention efforts and emergency response.

The City of Salinas was incorporated in 1874 and is located in Monterey County on the beautiful central coast area of California. The community has rich agriculture history and is the manufacturing, government center and largest community within our County. Within its borders, it provides challenges for our fire and safety personnel to include large manufacturing plants, busy freeway and rail lines, two major hospital complexes and numerous target hazards requiring complex emergency response needs. In 2016, we responded to 13,789 emergency incidents. Please enjoy our website and look for continued and updated fire and life safety prevention tips to ensure safety for you and your family.

SFD Mission Statement

The Salinas Fire Department is dedicated to preserving and protecting the safety of our community with integrity, pride, and commitment.  We will do this with diversity of thought and people while ensuring fiscal responsibility.  

SFD Vision Statement

Our steadfast belief in each other and our mission guides us in providing dynamic, professional service to our community through emergency response and community risk reduction.  

​SFD Values

The Salinas Fire Department is committed to these our core values, which guides us in carrying out our mission and realizing our vision:

Trust
We build and reaffirm the value of our trust through our actions.

Respect
The ability to see the value in others and ourselves and through this we will treat all people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.  

Accountability
We are caretakers of taxpayer money. We see ourselves as stewards of taxpayer dollars.

Diversity
We value and promote diversity in both thought and person.  

Integrity
Whole and undivided in all things we do.  

Teamwork
Together everyone achieves more.  

Innovation
Constantly strive to use new methods, technology, and techniques.

Opportunity
Never miss an opportunity to exceed expectations.  

Never Give Up
We have never and we will never give up on each other or on our mission.  (TRADITION)