The Satsuma Fire Rescue Department is currently seeking individuals who are 18 and older that would like to volunteer as a medical first responder, a fire fighter, or in a support role. Experience is not required, just a willingness to learn and the desire to serve your community. Contact Chief Kenneth Waites at 251-679-1640 or stop by the fire station any time.
Satsuma Working with Mobile County EMS System
In addition to traditional firefighting and EMS services, Satsuma Fire and Rescue has 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 complement 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. There are around 30 volunteers that participate in the department.
Apparatus & Equipment
Engine 1 – 2015 Ferrara Quick Attack, 1000gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank
Engine 3 – 2005 Classic pumper/tanker, 1250 gpm pump, 1650 gallon water tank
Engine 4 – 2001 Ferrara pumper, 1250 gpm 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.
The volunteer fire fighters and support personnel conduct meetings and participate in training each week. During each year, the fire fighters and support personnel train on firefighting 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.
- Medical standbys at Satsuma High School football games
- Directing the City’s Christmas Parade
- Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drives
- Fire Prevention Week programs at schools
- Preparing meals at city functions
- Public Outreach and Education
- Civic involvement