South Dakota State Fire Marshal

The State Fire Marshal’s office assists fire departments throughout South Dakota with training, fire reporting and investigation, public education, fire prevention and code compliance.

By making fire safety and regulation our top priority, we work every day to keep South Dakota a safe place to live, work, visit and raise a family.

South Dakota Volunteer Firefighter PPE Grant

During the 2023 Legislative Session, HB 1127 was passed which appropriated funds to the South Dakota Firefighters Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety in part to assist with the purchase of firefighter personal protective equipment for volunteer fire departments statewide.

Cover Letter   
PPE Situation Survey and Request Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel)

Related Links & Resources

  • 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 Wildland Fire Suppression
    • 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
    • The mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies through leadership, advocacy and coordination
  • National Fire Protection Association
    • Working to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and 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 and criteria used in reviewing the fire prevention and suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas.

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