South Dakota Fire Chief's Association

2021 - SD Fire Chief's Association Annual Conference

Friday, December 3, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021




Current Year Membership Dues - Listing of Departments that have paid dues.


Aberdeen FD

Argyle FD


Belle Fourche FD

Black Hawk FD

Box Elder FD

Brookings FD

Deadwood FD

Doty FD

Hill City FD

Hoven FD

Huron FD

Interior FD

Lemmon FD

Mitchell FD

North Haines FD

Onida, FD

Pierre FD

Platte FD

Rapid City FD

Redfield FD

Renner FD

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue

Sturgis FD

Vermillion FD

Viborg FD

Watertown FD

Wentworth FD

Whispering Pines FD



If your department isn't listed, go back to the EVENT LISTING PAGE and get your dues paid for 2021 by registering for the 2021 Calendar Year Dept. Membership Dues - SD Fire Chiefs' Assn. event before registering for the 2020 Fire Chief's Conference. Due to the delayed date of the Conference we are accepting 2020 or 2021 membership payment to enable to conference discount. It may take a day or two depending on timing to update your Department record and update the system so that you will be able to register for the Fire Chief's Conference and obtain the $50 discount on each individual registration.



Registration cost is $175 per registrant. That cost will be discounted $50 for Departments that are members of the SD Fire Chiefs Association, also an 'Early Registration' discount of $25 per registrant will be applied for any registrations submitted prior to November 10th.


Department is a Member of Association:

$100 - Early registration cost

$125 - Normal registration cost


Department is a NON-Member of Association:

$150 - Early registration cost

$175 - Normal registration cost



Registration open through 12/5/2021 9:59 PM



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It's time for the South Dakota Fire Chief's Annual Conference. This year's conference is being held in Deadwood at Cadillac Jacks - 360 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732


Friday Events - (12/03/2021)

15:00-19:00 Conference Registration Desk and Vendor room open

17:00 Meet and Greet appetizers provided by Rushmore Communications/Vantek

19:00 Casino Event Slot Tournament included with registration

Saturday Events - (12/04/2021)

Breakfast - On Your Own with morning pastries around 0930

07:00-07:45 Conference Registration Desk Open

08:00-09:30 Making your data work for you. Monica Colby

09:30-10:00 Vender break with pastries

10:00-11:30 Making your data work for you.... continued

11:30-13:00 Lunch (on your own, registration packet will have some lunch offers/promotions)

13:00-14:30 Presentation

14:30-15:00 Vendor break with snacks provide by SDML

15:00-16:30 SDML Work Comp FRAP- - Firefighters Association Mental Stress Assistance Program Doug Kirkus and Trevor Lightfield

17:30-20:00 Hot Topics (Round Table) Dinner provided by Motorola Solutions

(Snacks will be provided throughout the day)

Sunday Events - (12/05/2021)

07:45 All-American Breakfast provided in the conference room

08:00-10:00 Talking Safety on Marijuana Facilities- Chip Premus

10:00-10:30 Vendor break

10:30-12:00 Presentation

12:00-12:30 Lunch provided in conference room

12:30 Fire Chief's Association Business Meeting and Lunch Provided

15:00 Conference End - Safe Travels Home

Thank you and we look forwarding to seeing all of you in Deadwood.

Presenter Bios-?

Monica Colby, a Fire and Life Safety Educator since 1998, currently works with Rapid City Fire Department in South Dakota. As a data- and safety-geek, she works with local, state, regional, and national projects. Monica, the Wikipedia of Pub Ed, currently serves on the NFPA 1030 Technical Committee, a UL Standards Technical Panel, The Vision 2020 Project, and represents her state with the NFPA Education Network. She and her teenage engineer live in a home protected by working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, cooktop heat-limiting technology, and fire sprinklers.

Doug Kirkus- Doug has worked with the members of the SDML Workers' Compensation Fund for the past 27 years. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a first responder here in South Dakota. He spent 21 years in law enforcement as a patrol officer, a deputy sheriff, Chief Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police in Mitchell and Davison County. He was an EMT and an EMT instructor for 25 years, a volunteer firefighter for 10 years and a Deputy County Coroner for Davison and Hanson County for several years. Marketing Representative for the SDML Workers' Compensation Fund, will share information on the First Responder Assistance Program offered as a free benefit to the members of this risk-sharing pool. The presentation will offer a comprehensive overview of this problem-solving program provided by Connections, Inc. for over 12,000 first responders and their loved ones covered by the SDML WC Fund.

Trevor Lightfield grew up on a farm east of Onida, SD and served on the Onida Fire Department and Ambulance Service for 6 years. He then moved to the big city of Pierre and is currently on the Pierre Rescue Squad and Dive Squad. Trevor has held many positions throughout the years from Training Officer to Lieutenant and to Captain and is also a certified instructor. Trevor is an insurance agent for Fischer Rounds & Associates in which he insures many fire departments and ambulance services across South Dakota and North Dakota

Chip Premus- Sunday 8-10 RCFD Talking Safety on Marijuana Facilities, How you as Chief can get involved with City Ordinances- Chip Premus is Chief Deputy Fire Marshal with Rapid City Fire Department. Chip has worked in the Fire Service for 20 years which include 11 years as Fire Fighter Paramedic and 9 years working in Fire Prevention. Chips Fire Career started in Webster SD as a volunteer for ambulance and fire department, his fulltime career started in Watertown SD and is currently working for Rapid City Fire Department.






Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort - Deadwood, SD
360 Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort

Click here for directions

Hotel Information - Reference 'South Dakota Fire Chiefs Conference' when calling for reservations. Room discounts available through November 1st


There are Rooms Blocked for the Conference at the Tru by Hilton Deadwood, 372 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732. (605) 571-1001

Group Name: Fire Chiefs Association 2021 - Group Code-SDF

There are Rooms Blocked for the Conference at the Springhill Suites by Marriott, 322 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732 (605) 559-1600


Group Name: SD Fire Chiefs Association


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