VFD Quicklinks


Volunteer Fire Department Assistance

The Volunteer Fire Department Assistance segment of South Dakota Wildland Fire (SDWF) 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 Grants (VFA Grants)
Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP)

Ordering Fire Equipment and Supplies

Through agreements with the US Forest Service and the Defense Logistics Agency, SDWF 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.

More Information can be found here.

Fire Reporting

Use the link below to report wildland fire to the SD Fire Marshal's office:

Effective May 1, 2023, paper and electronice post cards are discontinued. The website above or use of third party reporting software are the only accepted forms of reporting.

VFD Report Card Memo from SD Fire Marshal Paul Merriman

For further information regarding fire reporting, please contact the State Fire Marshal's Office 605-773-3417.

Email notifications 

Join our email list that can be found on the LISTSERV website.

  • SDWFCOMMUNICATION - Recommened for all VFD's.
  • SD Wildland Fire Training* - Recommended for all VFD's.
  • SDWFFEPPCOMM - Recommended for VFD's with FEPP/FFP Agreements.
*not listed on LISTSERV 

Training: Frequently asked Questions

Fire Business Management Page

Information and forms for contracts and finance.

Administrative District Contacts for VFD's




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