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Fire Chief Karl Lieb

Chief Karl Lieb brings nearly 28 years of public service to the Salt Lake City Fire Department. With a Commission in the United States Air Force, POST certification from the State of Montana, and 21 years of experience as a professional firefighter, he has extensive experience in public safety from the federal to municipal level. A former Hazardous Materials Technician, Station Captain, Special Operations Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief, Chief Lieb has been leading the SLCFD since January of 2017. Chief Lieb’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Utah, and an Executive Fire Officer Certificate from the National Fire Academy. Personally, he is married with three children and enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and sports.  Chief Lieb may be contacted at:



Assistant Chief Michael Fox

Assistant Chief Christopher Milne

Assistant Chief Rob Stafford


The 379 employees of SLC Fire serve our community from 14 strategically located stations, divided into two battalions. Within its boundaries, SLC Fire operates 3 trucks, 12 engines, 2 Quints, seven specialized airport fire suppression apparatus, and three light (SUV) medical response vehicles, six Type VI vehicles, and one Type III wildland apparatus. Although SLC Fire specializes in urban structural firefighting and emergency medical services, our crews are prepared to respond to any emergency. This may require the technical expertise of specialty disciplines including Hazardous Material, Heavy Rescue, Swift Water, or Aircraft Rescue. Regardless of your emergency, SLC Fire crews are trained and equipped to assist in a timely and professional manner. In 2022, we responded to 33819 unique calls for assistance. 

SLC Fire is also dedicated to serving our community in any way possible. We invite our neighbors to get to know us and learn about what we do. If you want to schedule a visit a local station, invite a crew to your upcoming community event, or learn how to become a member of SLC Fire, we would be happy to provide you with additional information.  Please explore our website for many of the most common questions we receive. If there is something you can’t find here, we invite you to call or email us for more information. 


An airport firefighting vehicleARFF stands for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting.  Salt Lake City ARFF firefighters support Stations 11 and 12 at our International Airport.  Learn more about ARFF and aircraft rescue training opportunities here: SLCAirport.com 

The rescue of a hurt mountain biker in the foothills of Salt Lake CityHeavy rescue handles challenging situations.  Everything from helping victims of major freeway accidents, to hiking into the foothills to rescue folks who’ve fallen off the trail, to ensuring workers who have been injured and trapped underground make it out safely.  

Salt Lake City firefighters on the scene of a hazardous materials situationHazMat stands for Hazardous Materials.  Sometimes, normally good chemicals are accidentally mixed or released into the environment, resulting in danger to the public.  Salt Lake City is committed to ensuring situations like this never occur, and making sure a timely and effective response for rare but dangerous HazMat situations.  We support two teams, HazMat 10 and 14, strategically located to ensure the fastest response. 

Doctors working with Salt Lake City Fire to provide medical controlWe primarily handle medical emergencies, and we also offer support to individuals who frequently need urgent care through our community health program. Furthermore, our Community Health Access Team (CHAT) consists of social workers working alongside firefighters to address situations involving mental health crises, substance abuse disorders, and other medical incidents that may not necessitate transport to an emergency room

Pictured:  Emergency room doctors who provide on scene assistance to Salt Lake City Firefighters

A swift water firefighter spraying water on a train track fireOur Swift Water Rescue Team undergoes comprehensive training in various water rescue disciplines. Our response area encompasses urban rivers, creeks, the Great Salt Lake, and the wetlands surrounding it. 

Salt Lake City is surrounded by mountain wilderness to the East, and undeveloped grassland to the West.  Both environments create extremely hazardous conditions when they catch fire.  We have prepared for wild land fire by certifying the majority of our workforce to deal with this type of situation.

Contact Information

For any emergency situation, including reports of carbon monoxide alarm activations, please call 911.  To reach our after hours non-emergency dispatch office, please dial 801.799.4231.

Headquarters / Fire Museum

475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City UT, 84111

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