South Dakota Firefighters Association

2016 State Fire School - Sioux Falls


The South Dakota Firefighters Association, South Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office and the Minnehaha County Fire Chief's Association present South Dakota State Fire School


Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6/4/2016

The registration period has closed for this event.


Click here to open 2016_Fire School Schedule.pdf


Minnehaha County Fire Chief's have made some changes to the Class Offerings - Click the following link to download a .pdf of the current (as of 04/20/2016) class listing.

Click here to open 2016_Class_List_2016_04_20.pdf



Registration open through 6/5/2016 10:59 PM



Featured Keynote Speaker:

 Chad Greenway – Greenway attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, South Dakota. In 2002, he joined the Iowa Hawkeyes football squad. After college Greenway entered the NFL Draft and was drafted 17th in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. Greenway has twice been voted to the Pro-Bowl.


Sioux Falls, SD – Two-time Pro Bowler, Veteran Minnesota Vikings linebacker and Mount Vernon, SD native Chad Greenway will be the keynote speaker at the South Dakota Firefighters Association annual fire school Thursday, June 2, 2016 hosted by the Minnehaha County Fire Chiefs' Association.

Greenway who has spent 10 years in the NFL with the Vikings will present the keynote address focusing on 'Perseverance'.

'We are thrilled to have Chad at fire school', said Mike Harstad, Chairman of Minnehaha County Fire Chiefs' Association. 'It means a great deal to our group that he would take time to share his personal challenges and setbacks of what he has had to overcome in his career.'


South Dakota State Fire School is an excellent Firefighter training opportunity for new recruits as well as advanced training for the experienced Firefighter. It's also a great time to network with peers, make new friends, visit with old friends.


There are a few classes that do not yet have full class information and may be lacking class descriptions, instructor information, PPE requirements, student pre-requisites or availability of EMT hours. If you need further information on any of these classes please contact one of the following people with the Minnehaha County Fire Chief's Association - Lynn DeYoung (605) 360-2240 or Amy Marsh (605) 376-4334


Click here to open information RE: Ramkota Hotel (event site) & Reservations


Click here to download a .pdf of other area hotels and contact information


When calling hotels about rooms be sure to specifically mention State Fire School to get appropriate rates and availability of rooms reserved specifically for Fire School attendees.


There will be Water Fights on Friday evening at SD State Fire School Click here to open .pdf with Water Fight Rules and Information.



Registration fee is $75 per registrant; a discounted amount of $60 per registrant if a Member of a Department that has 100% Membership in the South Dakota Firefighters Association.

Sioux Falls Ramkota

3200 West Maple Street
SIoux Falls, SD 57107-1302

Click here for directions

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