If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with our organization, please contact us or stop in to check us out. For the most recent news and activity, see our Facebook page.

We hold a weekly training/work night each Wednesday evening starting at 7 p.m.

Monthly business meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Applicants for full membership must be at least 18 years of age and reside anywhere in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, or Pierre. 

As of January 2023, there is a force of 36 rostered members and 1 cadet on the department. All members, including officers, are 100% volunteer and do not receive any compensation for their time.  The only pay is the pride we have in helping a neighbor in need.

Administratively, the Fort Pierre Fire Department is a not-for-profit corporation and contracts with the city and with the county for firefighting services.  The department is an independent organization and we run ourselves.

The department has a Chief, Assistant Chief, and 3 Captains for fire command.  The Chief, the Secretary, the Treasurer and 4 Directors form the board which takes care of our business administration. 

Our department makes financial requests to both the city and county commissions each year at budget time with a proposed cost of fighting fires for the next year - i.e., firefighting funding needs for the next contract year.  There is no set fee requirement that the city or county has to pay for services.  Both the city and county commissions have been very observant of the citizens' needs and have fulfilled most of the fire department’s requests.

Citizens of Fort Pierre and Stanley County can expect good equipment and outstanding firefighting service from our members at their emergencies. 


Chief:  Justin Jones

Assistant Chief:  Tye Odden

1st Captain: Nate McMillin

2nd Captain: Dustin Dowling

3rd Captain: Robby Walth


Aumiller, Kolton

Barta, Cody

Baxter, Dustin

Brown, Kyle

Cronin, Buddy

Cronin, Larry

Cronin, Rick

Cronin, Shaun

Day, Doug

Demry, Robert

Fettig, Levi

Garland, Dan

Goss, Austin

Green, Clayton

Green, Wyatt

Holmes, Stevie

Kennison, Tacy

Kerby, John

Kenzy, Greg

Knowlton, Zach

Longbrake, Perry

Luce, John

Ludemann, Chris

Marso, Jayce

Meligan, Joe

Meligan, John

Nickerson, Gary

Piper, Drake

Rathbun, Brad

Sack, Frank

Schmautz, Hayden

Smith, JD

Stands, Delbert

Stroup, Trey

Vanwyhe, Beau