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Rapid City Fire Department 
Fire Station 1,10 Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-4180  FAX: (605) 394-6754


 Thank you for your interest in the Rapid City Fire Department and the City of Rapid City. 

The Rapid City Fire Department is a proactive organization staffed with 135 professional men and women dedicated to the delivery of service to the citizens and visitors of Rapid City.  We proudly deliver this service through seven fire stations strategically located throughout the City.

We are a proactive, progressive, innovative, and highly trained public service provider that facilitates a diverse, happy, and healthy workforce. Ever diligent in the delivery of public safety to our community, we will serve as a benchmark for all public service organizations throughout the nation. We strive to advance our profession; mindful of our history and tradition, yet are inspired by change. With a transformed organizational culture, our employees are empowered to make ethical, moral decisions and are community-minded in their endeavors. With a collaborative vision of our future we enrich our community, meet our challenges head-on as a team and take risks, encourage a balance between leadership and management, promote opportunities for our employees, and mitigate risk through proactive measures. 

Fire Chief Mike Maltaverne

The Department primarily focuses its efforts on public education, fire prevention initiatives, preparedness, and overall community risk reduction.  Should these efforts fail, we are ready, prepared and trained to respond to a wide variety of calls for service.  We do this with fire suppression resources, advanced life support transport services, a technical rescue team, a hazardous materials team, aircraft rescue and firefighting response and other services.  We are proactive by being an "all risk reduction" as well as an "all risk response" department. 

The Department values Reliability, Service, Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, and Loyalty. Our employees are committed to delivering the highest level of community service and believe that creating a safe community adds to the overall quality of life for our citizens, visitors, and businesses. 

I hope you enjoy our site and if visiting the area, please feel free to stop by one of our stations and see what programs and services we offer the community.  If we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact myself or our staff at 605-394-4180 or by the listed e-mail links.  You can reach me directly at

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