State Fire Marshal


South Dakota Firefighters Association
The SDFA helps provide training opportunities to South Dakota's firefighters along with promoting fire prevention and public safety to the general public.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire Suppression Division
Visit the home page of the Wildland Fire Suppression Division for information on the suppression program, fire reports and statistics, rural fire assistance, wildland fire prevention, wildland fire training, and wildland urban interface.

U.S. Fire Administration
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and

National Fire Protection Association
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standardsresearchtraining,  education.

National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services.

Insurance Services Office (ISO)
Visit the ISO website to find answers about Public Protection Ratings, as well as the new Building Code

Everyone Goes Home
Recognizing the need to do more to prevent line of duty deaths and injuries, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has launched a national initiative to bring prevention to the forefront.
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive and secure reporting system with the goal of improving fire fighter safety. is an effort to bring forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters.  This site allows visitors to read about the "close call" experiences of other firefighters and emergency services personnel, with the goal of preventing injuries and deaths through educating others.

Call 811 Before You Dig

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.