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Teaching Fire Safety to Others

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Volunteer – Volunteer to teach with the fire department as we visit classrooms, businesses, and community groups.

Children – Find fire safety lessons and resources for classrooms, homeschool, daycare, and preschool.

Businesses – Find fire safety lessons for your business safety class including evacuation and fire extinguisher use.

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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..


Children & Youth
We recommend the lesson plans, videos, stories, apps, and games at Most of the lessons we use in schools can be found there plus much, much more. A fun and educational website for younger children is

From September to December we offer fire safety and injury prevention classes to every elementary class, public and private, in Rapid City and the Rapid City Area School District. Learn more here

We can teach a class at your businesses, hold a webinar for your employees, or you may prefer to use the online resources recommended below.

Our basic workplace presentation is embedded below.

You can also view the Prezi at

Fire Extinguisher 2 minute overview 

Fire Extinguisher news report:

This YouTube video made by Austin Community College covers many evacuation concerns: place of business may have different needs and evacuation capabilities. For example, few buildings have areas of refuge in Rapid City but some have elevators that are used for evacuation during fires.

Contact Monica Colby with questions or to schedule a presentation, 605-394-5233, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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