2017 Volunteer Fire Fighters

Parkston Volunteer Fire Department

The Parkston Fire Department is a volunteer driven department consisting of 29 members of the Parkston community.  Our department meets the first and third Monday of each month. Members of the fire department are certified in Fire Fighter I & II training, CPR, first aid, National Incident Management System (NIMS), monthly in-house training, and various other courses when offered.

The Department focuses on public education, fire prevention efforts, preparedeness, and community risk reduction.  If these prevention measures fail, the Department is trained extensively and fully prepared to respond to a wide variety of calls for service.  These calls range from residential/commercial building fires, grass/agricultural fires, and assistance with motor vehicle accidents.

The Fire Department is an active group in the community, assisting with many fundraisers, events, and meals.  In order to raise funds to purchase new equipment and gear, our department hosts an annual event, which is open to the community.  Past entertainment included: dueling pianos, a comedian, and live bands.

The Parkston Fire Department encourages interested citizens to visit with a current fireman to see what programs and services are all offered through the department. 


View current members of the Parkston Volunteer Fire Department, their years of service, and new membership.


Included in this section, is information on summer and winter weather reporting, how to prepare for weather, and what to do when in an emergency that is weather related.


BE PREPARED WHEN DISASTER STRIKES!  This section provides measures you can take to prepare for, and respond to, a disaster.  For area specific details and more comprehensive information, contact the Hutchinson County Emergency Management office, American Red Cross, or Parkston Fire Department.


In the past decade, people have become more aware of the risk of carbon monoxide (or CO) poisoning in the home.  The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) prepared these facts to help people protect themselves and their families against CO poisoning.


Chemical products are used daily within our society.  Most of these products, when handled or used properly, pose no danger to the public.  However, some chemicals, commonly referred to as "hazardous chemicals", become dangerous to life and the environment if released from their containers, as could occur in a fire or transportation accident.  This section contains information on what to do in situations that involve a hazardous material.


For information on poison control and related links click on the link above.
125th Anniversary Parade
125th Anniversary Parade


This section is filled with related links to websites that are specifically geared towards educating kids on fire safety.  It also is home to photos of the Parkston Fire Department.  Take some time with a youngster and help them with the links on the bottom of the page.