Rural Fire Assistance
The Rural Fire Assistance segment of the Division of Wildland Fire assists the rural fire departments of South Dakota in obtaining equipment, supplies, and grant funding needed to provide protection for their communities. This is done through programs provided by agreements with the US Forest Service and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)
Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP)
Ordering Fire Equipment and Supplies
Through agreements with the US Forest Service and the Defense Logistics Agency, the South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire is able to purchase fire supplies and equipment off federal contracts for the fire departments throughout South Dakota. This affords the fire departments the opportunity to purchase needed items at a substantial savings.
For more information about this program, contact Jim Burk at 605-393-8055.
The state of South Dakota has 369 volunteer and city departments and all play a key role in wildland fire fighting across the state. The state has joined the Fire Marshals Office in an online fire reporting system.
Login to the South Dakota Incident Report website
Instructions for filling out a Wildland Fire Incident in the SD Incident Report System
Please fill out an online incident report after every wildland fire. If you have questions please contact:
Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center
8123 South Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702
The National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)
operates in an estimated 400 interagency dispatch and coordination offices throughout the nation.
The ROSS tracks all tactical, logistical, service and support resources mobilized by the incident dispatch community. In 1998, the National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) chartered the ROSS Project to automate the manual resource status and ordering business process which primarily operated over telephones.