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The Salisbury Fire Department has a long and proud history of quality service to the citizens of our community. We are here to serve you.

In addition to the traditional role of providing fire protection and emergency medical services, we offer much more. In line with our City Council’s goal to be community oriented, you will find our staff is available to help with many requests you may have. We strive to not only meet, but exceed the community's expectations in every way. As you look over the site you will notice we offer numerous community outreach programs such as CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), CPR Training, Community Mentoring, blood pressure screening and much more.

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The Salisbury Fire Department looks for men and women with tremendous work ethic, who are team-oriented, dependable, and dedicated to helping others.

Our profession is one that requires great discipline and poise. Some of the daily responsibilities can be mentally and physically strenuous, but the rewards are unparalleled.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to having you join our team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Salisbury Fire Department take applications and what is the process?

The Salisbury Fire Department takes applications three times a year: July, November and March. The application process includes a physical agility test (CPAT), written test and interviews. If selected, a candidate will submit to a complete background check, a physical, and drug screening.

Why do fire trucks respond to medical calls?

Every firefighter in Salisbury is trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and our fire stations are located in within the communities of Salisbury to provide a quick response (less than 5 minutes) anywhere in the city. Our quick response allows our firefighters to render emergency lifesaving skills before the paramedics arrive on the scene.

Can the Salisbury Fire Department fill my swimming pool?

The Salisbury Fire Department is not equipped to fill swimming pools, however, there are a number of private companies in the Salisbury/Rowan County area that will fill swimming pools.

How can I arrange to have a fire truck to come to my school, or to have my class visit a fire station?

If you would like to schedule a visit to the fire station you can contact the Salisbury Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office at (704) 638-4467 and they can arrange this for you.

Who can I call to schedule a fire inspection for a new business?

The Salisbury Fire Marshal’s Office provides inspections for new businesses and existing businesses. Call (704) 638-4467 to schedule an inspection.

Does Salisbury Fire Department recharge fire extinguishers?

The Salisbury Fire Department does not recharge fire extinguishers. There are several fire extinguisher companies in the county that provide this service. You can locate these companies by looking in your phone book under fire extinguishers.

My insurance company needs a copy of a fire report. How can I obtain this?

Copies of these can be obtained by contacting Fire Station #1 at (704) 638-5351, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Salisbury-Rowan Firefighter's Memorial Bricks

Donate a memorial brick to contribute to the Salisbury-Rowan Firefighter's Memorial.

Memorial Bricks are $100.

Replica Bricks $40.

If you have questions, please contact​.

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