About the Department

The Pierre Fire Department (PFD) is a volunteer fire department located in Pierre, the capital of South Dakota. Home to nearly 14,000 residents, the City of Pierre is situated along the eastern banks of the Missouri River in central South Dakota and is a nationally-recognized haven for fishers, hunters, and recreationalists.

Currently comprised of over 55 volunteer firefighters, the department is organized into four engine companies and one aerial ladder company. From these home companies the department also staffs and supports a rescue squad, a dive rescue squad, and have the capability to respond to various technical rescue incidents. The department is led by a full-time fire chief, a volunteer deputy chief, and a volunteer assistant chief. The volunteer chiefs and captains are elected annually from the department at large. Maintenance tasks are handled by a full-time maintenance engineer.

The department was established as a volunteer department in 1881 and has remained volunteer since that time. PFD currently carries a Class 3 ISO rating.

Mission Statement

The Pierre Fire Department - working safely and diligently to protect lives and property.

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