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Fire Department

Fire Department

Information

Director:

Interim Chief Rod Seals

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Main Office:

Rapid City Fire Department
Main Station
10 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605-394-4180
Fax: 605-394-6754

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Mission Statement:

Prepare, Prevent, Protect

Core Values

Reliability, Service, Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, and Loyalty

Purpose:

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. These
services are dispatched from 7 strategically located fire stations throughout the community.

Budget:

Fire $7,802.809.00
EMS $2,822,803.00
HazMat $26,800.00

Funding Sources:

General Fund: 75%
Enterprise Funds: 19%
Grants: 5%
Other Funding: 1%

What We Do:

Emergency Response

  • EMS
  • Structure Fire Suppression
  • Wildland Fire Suppression
  • Regional Hazardous Materials
  • Motor Vehicle Extrication
  • Water Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • High-Angle Rescue
  • Regional Technical Rescue
  • Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting
  • Emergency Management

Public Education

  • Survival Kids Program
  • Fire Prevention Campaign (Month of October)
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Public Information
  • Fire Prevention Programs
  • Life Safety Programs

Prevention & Investigation

  • Arson Detection
  • Fire Investigations
  • Code Enforcement and Adoption
  • Planning

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find some useful information here. Please take a few minutes to find information on this page before calling us.

If you'd like to...

  • Schedule a fire department tour
  • Apply for a burn permit
  • Ask about general safety information

    Then please call our main fire station at (605) 394-4180.

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