SD Volunteer Fire Fighters Receiving Grant Money

Two-hundred-fifty-one South Dakota volunteer fire departments from across the state have been awarded grants totaling $5 million in funding for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Earlier this year, the South Dakota Legislature passed and Governor Noem signed HB1127 appropriating state general funds to the Department of Public Safety creating the grant program to support local volunteer fire departments.


PPE includes items such as bunker gear, boots, gloves, wildland firefighting apparel, and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Grants include $8,500 to the Colman Fire Department, $33,300 to the Madison Fire Department, and $16,750 to the Ramona Fire Department.