Satsuma Fire and Rescue would like to thank all those that came out in support of the Tristan-Lorena Life Safety Project. The Fire department is expecting receipt of some more smoke alarms. If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please contact Chief Miller at 679-1640.
Satsuma Working with Mobile County EMS System
Since switching to the direct dispatching by Mobile County, fire department personnel are responding 3 to 5 minutes faster to your calls for assistance. In addition, by having an ambulance use the fire station as their home base, our citizens are able to access transportation to a hospital much faster in most cases
In addition to traditional fire fighting and EMS services, Satsuma Fire and Rescue is developing a water rescue team. Steele Creek Lodge in Satsuma has become a major starting point for recreational boaters, anglers, and fishing tournaments. The rivers and bayous in our area are busier than ever. Satsuma is working with and seeking to compliment the existing enforcement role of the Alabama Marine Police and U.S. Coast Guard as well as the recover mission of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla.
The Satsuma Fire Rescue Department was originally an all volunteer fire department. Citizens of the city have a great heritage of serving in many volunteer boards and councils. The fire department is no exception. Even with the addition of full time staffing a few years ago, several city residents have continued to give their time to serve their community.
Apparatus & Equipment
Engine 1 – 2004 Pierce pumper, 1250 g.p.m. pump, 1000 gallon water tank
Engine 3 – 2005 Classic pumper/tanker, 1250 g.p.m. pump, 1650 gallon water tank
Engine 4 – 2001 Ferrara pumper, 1250 g.p.m. pump, 1000 gallon water tank
All three fire engines are equipped with hundreds of feet of fire hose, emergency medical equipment, and various hand tools and appliances. In addition, the department carries vehicle extrication hydraulic tools and brush fire fighting gear.
The Alabama State Forestry Division manages a program from the U.S. Department of Defense where surplus vehicles can be given to Fire Departments. The Satsuma Fire Department has received two such vehicles. In 2009, Satsuma Fire Department took delivery of a crew cab pickup truck that has been modified into a type 6 Brush Fire Truck. In 2010, Satsuma Fire Department took delivery of a utility van that is now being used as a “service” truck. It is capable of carrying additional supplies to fires and is a factor in Satsuma’s excellent insurance rating.
The volunteer fire fighters and support personnel conduct meetings and participate in training twice per month. During each year, the fire fighters and support personnel train on fire fighting skills, CPR, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, driving and pumping trucks, safety, and incident command. Members may also attend other classes such as those offered by the Mobile County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments and the Alabama State Fire College.
In August 2010, several volunteers began taking the state fire fighter certification course.
- Medical standbys at Satsuma High School and Satsuma Sharks football games
- Directing the City’s Christmas Parade
- Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drives
- Fire Prevention Week programs at schools
- Preparing meals at city functions