Whats New:


2016 / 2017 EOP Update has been completed and approved by IEMA for a two year period, update due by December 2018

City of Salem Department of Emergency Management now has Nixle.  Sign up Now

Upcoming Events

Get Ready To Shakeout!  Drop, Cover, and Hold On was held at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, 2017 during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Recent Events:

Great Central U.S. Shakeout


The City of Salem Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been reviewed and approved by IEMA R9 Office. 12/12/2016  Next update due December 31, 2018

 Two major structure fires occurred in Salem on September 25 and 27, 2015.   Several area fire departments assisted Salem Fire District, Marion County EMA, City of Centralia EMA assisted Salem EMA.  The City of Salem was accredited a Full Scale Exercise with this event.

Salem Emergency Management along with Salem Police Department participated in the "Operation Wildcat" State Weapons of Mass Destruction Team Full Scale Exercise-MSEL- on December 7-8, 2016

Public Safety Night was held at the Marion County Fair on Thursday August 3, 2017.  City of Salem Department of Emergency Management participated with vehicles and information table.

City of Salem participated with the IEMA Region Nine Earthquake Drill held on July 19, 2017








       There are  6 sirens located within the City Limits of Salem, on the North end near the high school, East side near underpass, South end near fairgrounds, have 2 on the West side, one near Taco Bell and the other one near NAL, across from Wal-Mart. We have one downtown at the Fire District. The entire county warning system now has public address system available, this includes the cities of Centralia and Salem. The Outdoor sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.

*****NOTICE   These are OUTDOOR WARNING Sirens.  Do Not depend on them for INDOOR Warnings!  Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio for INDOOR Warnings.  Please listen to local media during severe weather.

 Please  Sign Up for Nixle Alerts, City of Salem Department of Emergency Management at or Simple Text and Zip Code to 888777!  Simple-Trusted-No Cost!





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