Rapid Valley Fire District

The Rapid Valley Fire District is a governmental board that controls aspects of the fire tax levy in its area. The Fire District is a public board and follows public meeting laws as defined by South Dakota Codified law and it’s own bylaws.

The board is a collection of 5 elected trustees who must live inside the fire district boundaries. The board meetings are open to the public and the public is invited to attend at their leisure. Generally the board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 Pm at the Rapid Valley Fire Station. Agendas and Minutes of previous meetings and other district records are available upon request of any member of the public. Generally any record requests can be satisfied in short order after the request is received.

The Board does have an annual meeting which is always in the 1st quarter of the year. A legal notice of this meeting is always published in a legal news paper defined by the Pennington County Board of Commissioners.

The above map shows the Rapid Valley Fire District and a few of the surrounding ones also.

The Rapid Valley Fire District’s newest fire station located at 3760 Reservoir Road is financed by the USDA’s Office of Rural Development…

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Rapid Valley Fire District and Rapid Valley Fire Department are equal opportunity providers and employers.

If you are interested in the history of the department, please look here.