Emergency Management

Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management

  The mission of the Hughes County Emergency Management is to create a community organization to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. This is done by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human caused disasters.

  • Preparedness-Planning for an emergency or disaster, and then working to increase resources and the ability to respond effectively.
  • Response-Actions cover the period of time shortly before, during and after a disaster. These activities are conducted to save lives and minimize damage.
  • Recovery-The period when the immediate threat to life and property has passed. Activities such as cleanup, repair, and restoration become a priority.
  • Mitigation-Any action "determined to be cost-effective which substantially reduces the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering in any area affected by major disaster".




Weather Related Links


National Weather Service

Safe Travel-road conditions

Alert Sense sign up


Office Links



Red Cross

Homeland Security


SDHAMS-Amatuer Radio Club


Hughes/Stanley County Fire Departments

Pierre Fire


  •  Fire Chief-Ian Paul Contact Info
  • Deputy Chief-Paula Tronvold Emergency-911
  •                     Asst. Chief-Patrick Snyder Non-Emergency-605-773-7401

Pierre Fire Dept. page

Pierre Rural Fire

  • Chief-Jason Roggow Contact Info
  • Asst. Chief-Byron Caauwe Emergency-911


  Blunt Fire  

  Contact Info

  • Chief-Travis Heuertz Emergency-911
  •                  Asst. Chief-Wyatt Leesman Non-Emergency-605-962-6333


Harrold Fire

  • Chief-Treg Cowan Contact Info
  •       Asst. Chief-Gerald Schamutz Emergency-911

Ft. Pierre Fire

  • Chief-Justin Jones Contact Info
  •   Asst. Chief-Tye Odden Emergency-911
  •   Non-Emergency-605-223-7698

Four Corners Fire

  • Chief-Vince Bruce Contact Info
  •   Asst. Chief-Clint Alleman Emergency-911

 Ft. Pierre National Grasslands Fire

  • Engine Captain-Ryan Cumbow Contact Info
  •   Asst. Engine Capatin-Tim Iron Thunder Emergency-911
  •   Non-Emergency-605-224-5517

   Ft. Pierre National Grasslands website

Burn Ban-Burn Ban Ordinance




Below are some tips on what you can do to prepare in case of an emergency

What can you do to Prepare?
Emergency preparedness is everyone's job. Disasters of all kinds, ranging from floods to winter storms, can happen when least expected. It is important that each household be prepared before disaster strikes with a 72-hour Family Emergency Kit, so each family can be self-sufficient until relief arrives. Assembling the following items to create your own 72-hour Family Emergency Kit will be a great start in preparing your household for the new millennium. Such preparation will be valuable in potential emergencies that may affect our area such as blizzards, power outages, floods, tornadoes, or hazardous materials spills.

You Must Be Ready To Act on Your Own

The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in a location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffel bag, footlocker or individual pack (with a note on top listing a few items to grab if you have to evacuate).

Emergency Needs

  • Water Storage (1 gallon/person/day)
  • Sleeping Bag and Blanket (wool and thermal)
  • First Aid Kit and Manual Emergency Candles
  • Waterproof/Windproof Matches
  • Extra Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Utility Knife
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Extra Clothing
  • Battery Powered Radio
  • Flashlight


Contact Info

Cathy Strudle, Director
Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management
3200 East Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501