Big Stone Fire Department

Find Big Stone South Dakota fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.

Big Stone City Fire Department PO Box 293 Big Stone SD 57216 605-862-8211

About Big Stone Fire Departments

Big Stone Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Big Stone, SD community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Big Stone Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Big Stone fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Big Stone Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Big Stone Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Big Stone

Big Stone Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in South Dakota are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Grant County. Big Stone Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Grant County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Big Stone, SD

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Big Stone PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Big Stone Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Big Stone Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Big Stone Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Grant County and South Dakota Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Big Stone schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Big Stone Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.