Why Volunteer?

The Fire and EMS service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today. It is this diversity that attracts most men and women to join our ranks as we are looking for any and all types of people who have a passion and desire to help their community.

A Second Family & Lifelong Friendships
Quality Training
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North Sioux City Fire Department is a combination department covering the Dakota Valley Emergency Services District.

We have 2 Stations, 37 Volunteers, 3 Full-Time Command Staff, 4 Full-Time Paramedics, and 5 Paid Part-time Paramedics.

Our mission is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies, and other disasters. We accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical services, and other activities. . . . (view more)

The mission of the North Sioux City Fire Department is to preserve life and property of our community from all fires, medical emergencies, and other hazards in an efficient and effective manner using cutting edge methods and equipment.

Station Address:
205 Sodrac Dr.
North Sioux City, SD 57049

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Bill Pappas


Jim Christenson

Assistant Chief

Tyler Kruse

Board President

Jackie Burke

EMS Director

Response Statistics

Incident Type202220212020
Emergency Medical Service623587542
Fire Calls133149111

Structure Fires


Vehicle Fires


Grass/Wildland Fires


Vehicle Accidents/Rescue Calls


False Alarms


Hazmat Calls


Other/Service Calls

Total Incidents756736653