The objectives of the Saline Area Fire Department are to provide increased firefighter safety through improved protective clothing and operating procedures at the fire scene, provide public education on fire safety and awareness of potential fire hazards through presentations in the community and provide provide extensive training for firefighters to effectively and safely handle all types of emergencies. The Saline Area Fire Department currently is staffed by a Fire Chief, and 26 firefighters. These firefighters provide fire suppression, rescue, medical emergency response, and public education. The Fire Chief directs the activities of the 6 full time firefighters and 20 paid-on-call firefighters. The Fire Chief has an Assistant Chief and three Lieutenants.