Providing emergency care and fire suppression during life-changing events in our community

Our members are some of the most trained, experienced, and equipped volunteer firefighters in the state of South Dakota, We have members from all walks of life, from engineers to plumbers, from social workers to students.

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Yesterday, Rapid Valley Fire Department was honored to host Hazard 3's Risk Based Response to Battery Emergencies at Black Hills Energy- Horizon Point in Rapid City.This course included classroom and hands-on training to prepare responders to conduct risk-based response to battery emergencies for multiple types of batteries in passenger vehicles, ground transport, shipping, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial settings.We greatly appreciate Black Hills Energy for providing a very suitable location, Hazard 3 for providing the course material and excellent instruction and the memberRapid City Fire DepartmenttBox Elder Volunteer Fire DepartmenttLead Volunteer Fire DepartmenttRockerville Volunteer Fire Departmenttment and the members of Rapid Valley fire for attending and soaking up the knowledge to bring back to their counterparts. See MoreSee Less
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Being fast and efficient at deploying ladders requires lots and lots of practice. Rapid Valley Firefighters practiced the art of "throwing" ladders at the station yesterday evening. After a brief classroom discussion about ladder construction, the crew went outside and worked on their skills. See MoreSee Less
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Tonight, is the department's CPR refresher that we run at least once a year. We really appreciate Deb for coming out and joining us to start our training this evening. See MoreSee Less
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