Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Spearfish Fire Department. We welcome your membership application to join our team of volunteer firefighters. The selection of competent and responsible personnel for membership in the Spearfish Fire Department is essential in our mission to provide safety, protection and service to the public.

Get Involved

Becoming involved with a volunteer fire department is an extremely rewarding way to make a positive contribution to your community. However, it is not a job for everyone. It takes a great deal of physical stamina and mental strength to make this kind of commitment.


You will be expected to keep a clear head in life-or-death situations and maintain your composure when assisting traumatic events like auto accident injuries and fatalities, without becoming disabled by stress. You may be required to put yourself in extremely dangerous situations, such as going into burning buildings, crawling through tight spaces, and entering other hazardous environments when you work for a combination volunteer fire department.

Essential Job Functions

The essential job functions of a volunteer firefighter include, but are not limited to the following: climbing, lifting heavy objects, dragging, pulling, wearing heavy protective gear and respiratory equipment, carrying and operating heavy rescue tools, working for prolonged periods in potentially hazardous and enclosed environments, working in darkness or environments of temperature extremes, elevated levels of stress, and at elevated heights.

Contact Us

If you feel you have what it takes to become a member of our firefighter team, we encourage you to fill out an application here. Completed applications should be turned in directly to the City of Spearfish Human Resources Department . You will be notified once your application has been processed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the fire department.