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, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO RESIDE WITHIN THE FIRE DISTRICT OF THE Saluda Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. A public hearing will be held on February 15th, 2021 at 6 o’clock p.m. at Saluda Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 199 Walnut Street, Saluda, NC 28773.

Our department has 36 active members including two 24 hour shift firefighter/EMTs that provide structural, wildland, rescue, EMS first response, 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.

199 Walnut Street, Saluda, North Carolina 28773