Welcome to Saluda Fire & Rescue
The Saluda Fire and Rescue Department serves a rural community of approximately 3100 residents in 51 square miles and is located in a mountain community on the crest of the Saluda Gorge. Our department has 36 active members including 3 paid 24 hour shift firefighters that 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 1 hotel, plus 7 apartment buildings. Interstate 26 also cuts through a portion of our first-due along with US Highway 176 giving us a traffic volume of over 125,000 vehicles a day.