Fire is useful but uncontrolled it is dangerous and fast. It is so fast that the fire department cannot always get to the fire in time. We need everyone’s help to prevent and control fire. Help us by taking action to prevent fires. Know how to survive a fire. Volunteer to teach others to be safe with fire.
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Cooking is the leading cause of fire in Rapid City. The good news is it is easy to prevent a cooking fire and keep fires small once they’ve begun. Click the heading above to learn more.
Home fire sprinklers are the single most effective means to prevent death and injury from a fire. Sprinklers are especially important for those who cannot escape without assistance, those who may not hear the alarm when sleeping, and those with synthetic furnishings in their home. Click the heading above to learn more.
Find fire safety lessons and resources for classrooms, homeschool, daycare, and preschool. Find business fire safety resources. Volunteer with us! Click the heading above to learn more.
While curiosity is a childhood trait, most youth do not play with fire and put themselves and those around them at risk. We can help you turn this curiosity away from dangerous fire-related behaviors. Click the heading above to learn more.
Working smoke alarms that will wake you are important. Alarms should be installed on every level of the home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. For earliest notification, alarms should be connected so that when one sounds they all sound. Click the heading above to learn more.
Make sure everyone knows what to do when the alarm sounds and plan for those that will probably not escape on their own. Click the heading above to learn more.
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The Fire and Life Safety Division provides targeted education to improve the safety of our community. Our efforts aim to address the most common causes of fire, the most effective means of preventing fires and fire-related injuries, especially for those at highest risk of a fire-related injury.
If you are interested in other presentations about the fire department or would like to partner on initiatives other than those listed, please call 605-394-4180 to be directed to the correct division.