Events & Training Calendar

SD Fire Chiefs Annual Conference


SD Fire Chiefs Association MEMBER pricing = $125

NON-Member pricing = $175 - If your Department isn't a CURRENT member of the SD Fire Chiefs Association its not to late!  Visit our membership application page at <SD Fire Chiefs Membership Application> and fill out an application and get your membership dues paid.  The membership process requires review of your application which may take a day or two, you will be notified once your application has been processed.

NOTE:  An early registration discount of $25 will be automatically applied to your registration fee if registering by the cut-off date.

Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort
DEADWOODSD 57732 United States

Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort is connected to the SpringHill Suites by Marriot and the Tru by Hilton

Hotel Information - Reference 'South Dakota Fire Chiefs Conference' when calling for room reservations. Room discounts available through October 17th, 2022

ROOM RELEASE DATE (CUT OFF):  Cut-off date for reservations is Monday October 17, 2022.

Any reservation request received after that time may be accepted on a “space available” basis at the prevailing hotel rates. All guestrooms not reserved at the cut-off date will revert back to the Hotel for resale.


Individuals may call (605) 559-1600 directly and request Group Code:  South Dakota Fire Chiefs Conference


Springhill Suites

20 rooms available - Rate: $109.00


20 rooms available - Rate: $109.00

DoubleTree by Hilton - NO Rooms Blocked at this time

Event Contact
Rick Gustad
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Friday, December 2, 2022 3:00 PM - Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM (MST)


Register Early and save $25.00


SD Fire Chiefs Association Annual Leadership Conference - All are welcome you do not need to be an officer to attend!

Below are just a couple of examples of presentations lined up for this years conference.

Leadership Keynote Presentation By: Echelon Front-  Danny Ziem


Echelon Front’s mission is to educate, train, mentor, and inspire LEADERS and organizations to solve problems through leadership, overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and create a culture of Extreme Ownership that empowers leaders up and down the chain of command to lead and business and in life.

Utilizing lessons learned proven in combat, we help LEADERS develop the core ACTIONS and MINDSETS necessary to tackle issues including strategic alignment, team building, conflict resolution, planning and execution, innovation, safety and risk mitigation, crisis management strategies, and cultural transformation.

All your problems are leadership problems and extreme ownership is the solution. Leadership is a skill that can and must be taught and developed. Everyone at every level of your organization is a leader who must utilize these principles to build relationships, leverage resources, take ownership of problems, and implement solutions in order to win.



‘Hot Zone” Design Strategies in Modern Fire Station and How to Implement Them in Existing Stations.
This presentation provides: (1) information to understand cancer issues in the fire industry, (2) reliable sources to find additional information, and (3) insight into strategies that can be employed in both new and existing stations for improving the safety of your staff and volunteers. Including a case study outlining Whispering Pines Fire Department’s efforts to identify and resolve these issues within their existing station.

Mike Clark is Director of Public Safety Design for EAPC Architects Engineers, an award-winning architectural and engineering firm serving the tri-state region for 55 years. Mike has 33 years of experience designing public safety buildings across the country and is one of the designers leading the development and implementation of the ‘Hot Zone’ design concept to fire/rescue facilities.