Events & Classes

A core mission of Rapid City Pennington County Emergency Management is "Preparedness". One of the ways we help the community prepare is with face-to-face interaction at preparedness events in the community.

Regular EVENTS:

Visit our booth at the Youth And Family Services Kids Fair

Find us at the Black Hills Home Show


Use our contact form to request our involvement in your upcoming event. 



  • CERT Classes: We offer 2 CERT classes a year for Adults and Teens. Learn more.
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Rapid City - Pennington County Emergency Management maintains a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center located on the first floor of the Pennington County Administration Building. In non-emergency times this room can be used for classes, training, and meetings.
    The full EOC space contains two sides. When combined the "East" and "West" provide classroom-style seating for 48 people. Each side offers classroom-style seating for 24 people, a podium, laptop hook-up, LCD projector and screen, Wi-Fi and floor power outlets for electronic devices. Tables can be reconfigured to accommodate other needs. There is "display" capability for video/TV/computer-based presentations. The space also has an ADA-compliant "Active Listening" system.
  • EOC Room Request Form:​ If you would like to reserve the EOC for a meeting or event related to Emergency Management please complete the contact form to request use.
**Notice**: In an active disaster or emergency the EOC Full Room and Conference rooms will be used to support disaster operations. Scheduled events may need to be relocated to alternate rooms/and or facilities.