Fire Department

Fire Department



Fire Chief Jason Culberson

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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

For Fire Department Appearance Requests, please click here.

Important Phone Numbers:

Fire and Life Safety: 605-394-5233
EMS BIlling: 1-877-882-9911


Mission Statement:

Prepare, Prevent, Protect

Core Values

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


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 8 strategically located stations throughout the community.


2024 Fire $18,415,575.00
2024 EMS $5,727,862.00

Funding Sources:

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

What We Do:

Emergency Response

  • Ambulance Treatment & Transport 
  • Structure Fire Suppression
  • Wildland Fire Suppression
  • Regional Hazardous Materials Response
  • Motor Vehicle Extrication
  • Water Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • High-Angle Rescue
  • Regional Technical Rescue Response
  • Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting
  • Emergency Management
  • Mobile Medic

Public Education

  • CPR, AED and First Aid
  • Elementary Fire and Injury Prevention Program
  • Fall and Fire Prevention Program for Older Adults
  • Fire & Life Safety Programs
  • Home Fire Sprinkler Installation Program
  • Public Information
  • Youth Firesetting Intervention Program

Prevention & Investigation

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

2023 Annual Report

If you'd like to schedule a fire department tour, apply for a burn permit, or ask about general safety information, then please call our main fire station at (605) 394-4180.

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