This section includes information, resources and responsibilities related to the SDDA Wildland Fire Division.
The Division is responsible for protecting state and private lands within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District and other forested areas throughout the State.
The Division has nine separate but interdependent program functions that address fire management and suppression. Each program function represents a specific management need but is dependent and impacted by the other nine program functions.
None of the program functions can stand-alone and still meet the responsibilities of the division as defined by State Law. The nine functional program areas are:
- Fire Management and Prescribed Fire
- Fire Prevention and Public Education
- Fire Training
- Fire Coordination
- Volunteer Fire Assistance
- Hazardous Fuels Mitigation
- Aviation Support
- Fire Suppression
It is our philosophy to provide the best fire protection available to the citizens of South Dakota. To this end, the Division provides rapid and sustained attack on all wildland fires within our protection areas.
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