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Custer State Park Field Office


Division Chief: Jay Wickham
Battalion Chief: John Haskvitz
13329 Hwy 16A
Custer, SD 57730
P: 605-255-4515
F: 605-255-4460


The mission of the Custer State Park Fire Suppression Program is to safely provide wildland fire protection for the public and the natural, cultural, geological and man made resources in the park. This will be accomplished by maintaining well trained, well informed, physically capable and well prepared firefighters. Team members will promote a positive atmosphere through open communication and teamwork, and foster a positive interagency relationship with all public safety agencies.

The Custer State Park Field Office manages the fire suppression program for the 71,000 acre Custer State Park. The fire management program is an interagency fire management program comprised of firefighting resources from both South Dakota Wildland Fire and Custer State Park.

The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division Fire Management Officer oversees and coordinates the fire management program.

The Custer State Park Field Office staffs three Type 6 wildland engines and one Type 3 water tender with both Wildland Fire and Custer State Park firefighters.

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