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Fire is Everyone's Fight

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Fire is Everyone's Fight logo with community hands helping the fire fighterFire 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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We need volunteers to help us reach more people. We provide training. We need people to teach classes; update presentation materials including video, graphics, and Prezi; manage projects; write grants; and post on Facebook and other social media. Our volunteers are under the National Fire Corps umbrella. If interested, please contact Monica Colby at 605-394-5233 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learn more about fire safety.

Prevent Cooking Fires

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. 

Install Home Fire Sprinklers 

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.

Teach Fire Safety to Others  

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.

Stop Youth from Starting Fires 

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.

Keep Your Smoke Alarms Working 

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.

Plan Your Escape 

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.

Schedule a presentation

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.

To schedule a presentation about sprinklers, smoke alarms, escape, preventing cooking fires, older adult fire & fall prevention, or to schedule a safety class at your school, contact Monica Colby at 605-394-5233, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. 

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Monica Colby

Monica Colby is our Fire and Life Safety Specialist, working in the Fire and Life Safety Division of the Rapid City Fire Department.

[email protected]  605-394-5233 x6108

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