Fire is powerful, but so is Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Through education, prevention, and emergency management, we work tirelessly to battle any emergency - sometimes long before the call comes in.

Top 10

Top 10 Wins of 2013

Fire Rescue accomplished many things on behalf of the people of Sioux Falls in 2013. These are the achievements we consider to be the top wins of the past year.

Fire Rescue Top 10 Wins of 2013
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Pulse Point

Pulse Point

New lifesaving app. Citizens can download the free app via the Apple Store or Android Market and indicate that they are willing to assist if needed.

Pulse Point
Car Seat

Car Seat Checks

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue provides car seat installation and checks each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 3, 2820 S. Minnesota Ave.

No appointment necessary.

Car Seat Installation and Checks

Public Access Defibrillator (PAD)

PAD's are purchased by a business or individual, and the owner is expected to maintain them in good, working order.

SFFR provides yearly inspections to assist with PAD maintenance and access. SFFR is available to provide staff CPR training including the use of a PAD, answers to equipment technical questions, and other assistance.
Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Information
Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement

Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement
Smoke Alarm Fact Sheet
CPR Program

CPR Program

Public CPR/AED trainings will be held on the second Thursday of the month.
Cost is "Free" but limited to 20 partcipants.

CPR Program

Sioux Falls is a great community to live and raise a family. We consider our fire stations part of the neighborhood. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is one of less than 200 fire departments in the country that is nationally accredited. We have 194 members and 10 fire stations strategically placed throughout the city. 

As one of the largest fire departments in the upper Midwest, we are committed to the safety of Sioux Falls. We do more than fight fires, as emergency medical calls now make up more than half our emergency responses. We also have one of the larger Public Access Defibrillator programs in the country, and regularly provided CPR classes.

This website offers information on our services, safety tips, and how to contact us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are here for you.

Fire Rescue Videos


A demonstration of how the Pulsepoint App can help save a life...   [Watch Video]

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City Scene - Several new recruits now training
Fire Rescue: Several new recruits now training    [Watch Video]

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City Scene - Self-Rescue Training
Evolutions for firefighter survival including head first bailout and rope bailout evolutions...   [Watch Video]

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Fire Rescue Wins Two National Media Awards
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center have been recognized with two national awards for their programs on cancer awareness...   [Watch Video]

Century of Service

Central Fire Station 1912-2012
Central Fire Station at the corner of 9th Street and Minnesota Avenue has been witness to over a century of service and valor...   [Watch Video]


IPAT Demonstration
Individual Physical Ability Test Demonstration..   [Watch Video]

Ready Set Go

Ready-Set-Go   [Watch Video]

City News Emergency Preparedness

City News: Sioux Falls Emergency Preparedness
On April 10, 2012, Sioux Falls Emergency Management, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue...   [Watch Video]

City Scene - April 2013
On this episode of City Scene we get an update on a new school-based health clinic coming to Hayward Elementary, learn about hiring that's happening...   [Watch Video]

City News - Fire Prevention Week
City News - Fire Prevention Week   [Watch Video]

Welcome Video
Welcome Video   [Watch Video]

News Releases

Structure Fire at 2505 South Carolyn Avenue

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (SFFR) responded to a structure fire at 2505 South Carolyn Avenue, Staybridge Suites…

Posted 09/15/2014 in Fire Rescue

Lifesaving Smart Phone App Expanding!

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Avera Heart Hospital are pleased to announce the expansion of the PulsePoint Respond application in Minnehaha County.…

Posted 08/27/2014 in Fire Rescue

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