Siloam Springs, AR 3/15/19 – The North American, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named the Siloam Springs Fire Department a Built for Life Fire Department to acknowledge its efforts to help the residents of Siloam Springs understand the life-saving importance of installing home fire sprinklers in new construction homes.

The effects of home fires are far-reaching and longstanding. A home fire can become deadly in less than two minutes due to today’s construction material and common synthetic furnishings that produce toxic smoke. Fire sprinklers detect a fire automatically and control it early on, limiting the spread of deadly smoke and heat, and saving lives. Home fires also put responding firefighters at risk from injury as well as exposure proven to lead to cancer and other health problems.

Each sprinkler is activated by heat; only the sprinkler closest to the fire will operate, spraying water directly on the flames. Combined with working smoke alarms and proper fire escape planning, fire sprinklers in all new homes will make the future safer for residents, first responders, and entire communities for generations to come.

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition extends its congratulations and gratitude to the Siloam Springs Fire Department for making this important life safety topic a local focus. The Siloam Springs Fire Department received a Built for Life Fire Department certificate and other recognition materials. But most importantly, HFSC provides free educational materials that support local home fire sprinkler outreach.

“We are proud to receive this recognition for our efforts to go above and beyond traditional fire safety outreach,” says Fire Chief Jeremey Criner. “Our residents need the facts about fire sprinklers. They do belong in the places where people are at greatest risk – their homes. In addition to protecting all family members, including pets, fire sprinklers also protect responding firefighters.”

I urge residents planning to build a new home or doing major remodeling work to talk with their builders about fire safety concerns and ask for home fire sprinklers. Free educational material is available at HFSC’s website:

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization established in 1996. HFSC works with fire departments in the U.S. and Canada to increase awareness about fire sprinkler protection for homes.  

For more information on home fire sprinklers or any other fire safety issue, check out the Prevention And Safety Page! Community Risk Reduction SSFD


The Siloam Springs Fire Department has an ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating of 3 within our City Limits and 3Y in our county rural response areas. Collectively, we serve an area of approximately 65 square miles in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. The department includes the following services:
  • Paramedic ambulance service
  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue
  • All hazard mitigation and fire safety education


The department consists of 52 full-time personnel:
  • Fire Chief
  • 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs
  • 45 in Field Operations
  • EMS Director
  • Fire Marshal
  • Ambulance Collections Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
The department is authorized to operate with 21 part-time members: 
  • 15 Firefighter - Firefighter/EMT
  • 6 Part Time Paramedics             

EMS & Fire Response Coverage

  • Arkansas Primary EMS - Approximately 51 square miles
  • Oklahoma contract EMS - Approximately 14 square miles
  • Arkansas Primary Fire Response - Approximately 51 square miles

Mission Statement

To provide superior fire and life safety services based upon community need, expectation and available resources.

Vision Statement

A tradition rich, technologically advanced, regionally respected, full service fire department.

For more information on home fire sprinklers or any other fire safety issue, check out the Prevention And Safety Page! Community Risk Reduction SSFD

Check out some great links and videos of how fire sprinklers and a good plan can potentially save your life! Click below to see some Myths about sprinklers and also explore more on Home Fire Sprinklers!

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As always you can contact the Fire Marshal with any questions- 479-524-3103 or

Fire Department & Police Department Partner for Summer Camp

The Siloam Springs Fire Department would like to thank all who were able to participate in this camp! it was a great success and we look forward to next year!! Registration is limited for this FREE camp.  Registration will be available at the Parks and Recreation office or can be accessed online early May 2019.

Fire Department Welcomes Customer Feedback for EMS Services

The Siloam Springs Fire Department announces an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Customer survey. This will allow customers a way to provide valuable insight and feedbacks into our performance. The survey lets individuals who have been treated by one of the Siloam Springs Fire Department’s ambulances provide honest and confidential feedback into their experience.

“The Siloam Springs Fire Department’s goal is to consistently improve the quality of the services provided to the customers”, said Siloam Springs Fire Department’s Chief Jeremey Criner. “The feedback will be an integral part of our quality improvement program.”

If you’ve had any interaction with our EMS crews, please take a few seconds and fill out the EMS Customer Survey

Fire Department Partners with American Red Cross
to Install Smoke Detectors

The Siloam Springs Fire Department and the American Red Cross have recently partnered to provide working smoke detectors to the citizens of Siloam Springs. The program provides FREE smoke detectors and FREE installation of them to members of the community. "We are honored and excited to provide this new service to our community. Working smoke detectors are a key component to keeping people safe in their homes," states Fire Chief Jeremey Criner. For individuals who currently have smoke detectors, the Fire Department can check them for proper operation, as well as replace batteries if needed.

Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of all home fire fatalities occurred in homes without properly working smoke detectors.

Any citizen of Siloam Springs who would like to take advantage of this program and have their smoke detectors checked, or new smoke detectors installed, are encouraged to contact the Fire Administration office at 479-524-3103 or via email at