The 45th anniversary of the 1972 Flood is upon us. For some it brings back deep emotions and heartache. For others, they may have heard it happened once, but don’t think much about it and finally for some they might say, “What Flood? That happened here in Rapid City?” Pennington County participated in the remembrance held at the … More The June Day that Changed Our History Forever
A wildfire is an unplanned, unwanted fire burning in a natural area, such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. Many of us think a wildfire won’t really affect us as we don’t live “in” the forest, grassland or prairie. Could A Big Fire Happen Here? The most obvious answer is, “Yes”, a big fire could happen here in our beautiful Black Hills, in the grassland … More Could A Big Fire Happen Here?
In cold weather we may find ourselves somewhere other than home. For many of us that could be in our cars. You can avoid many dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead. Keep your car fueled and in good working order. Keep the gas tank near full to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel … More Driving Safe in Winter Weather
While it’s not snowy yet, it is getting colder. Fall is truly upon us, leaves are starting to fall and we’ve had our first freeze. Although it didn’t last long and the air is continuing to stay crisp, snow could be just around the corner, any day, any hour, any minute. If you’ve lived in our … More Baby, it’s cold outside….
June 30, 2015 PRESS RELEASE Super-sized Ambulance Ready In Rapid City With an AmbuBus conversion kit, a school bus has been given a new job to do this summer. Rapid City firefighter/paramedics can now transport as many as 18 patients at a time with a single vehicle. This super-sized Ambulance Bus (AmbuBus) can transport as … More PSA: Super-sized Ambulance Ready In Rapid City
Lightning in our area has been almost a daily occurrence the last few weeks. This has raised some questions among the community regarding safe places and procedures during a lightning storm. The below lightning safety information has been adapted from NOAA and other sources and explains some of the safety procedures you can take in your … More Is My Home Safe During Lightning?
PRESS RELEASE: Pennington County Emergency Management Update: Roads Closed From Overnight Storms Storms have closed the following roadways. Antelope Creek Rd, Closed, UPDATE: Bridge washed out, 2.5 miles south of Hwy 44 Green Valley and Anderson Road, Closed Bradsky Road and Hwy 44, UPDATE: water over the roadway, bridge is NOT washed out Do not … More Roads Closed From Overnight Storms