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Honoring our

LOCAL HEROES Featuring Area Fire Departments, EMTs, & Law Enforcement

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Spearfish Fire Department

Michael Anderson

Heath Brown

Miranda Cedillo

Crystal Chaffins

Katie Clark

Nathan Deitschman

Pat Daugherty

Sky Dragoo

Charles Fetter

Avery Geffre

Loni Geffre

Austin Goddard

Thomas Hageman

Seth Heser

Kelly Hitson

Lucas Hogrefe

Trevor Houska

Joel Johannesen

Erin Johnson

Cody Jolovich

Carter Jones

Katie Jones

Levi Kessler

Slade Ladson

Travis Ladson

Patrick Lewellen

Kody McCamly

David McClure

Brent McNeil

Thomas Mead

Troy Mullaney

Cameron Paisley

Jacob Petit

Garrett Ravert

Micah Schiller

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Makyah Seguin

Tanner Tadra

Josh Thurmes

Trent Walters

Bill Wenzel Not Pictured:

Donald Werner

Kelli Werner

Adam Ziegler

Brian Ziegler

Brandon Earl Bryan Hill Will Hover Jake Jansevics Glen Lewis Melissa Pappas Nick Pappas

SPEARFISH FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday, Oct. 7 • 6pm-8pm 622 N. Canyon St., Spearfish • Ride in our fire trucks • Try out our firefighter obstacle course • Try on bunker hear • Spray the fire hose • Learn and use a fire extinguisher

• Learn how to escape your house in case of a fire with our Smoke House • Walking Taco Fundraiser for Spearfish Fire Auxiliary


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Spearfish Canyon Volunteer Fire Station First row from left: Mike Kain, Mason Brannan, Fire Chief Gerry Bennett, Andrew Clem, JD Geigle Second row from left: Walt Maltaverne, Ryan Brannan, Steve Butsko, Mike Kyte, Paul Thomson Not pictured: Adam Altergott, David Brueckner, Doug Dexheimer, Don Harvey, Kelly Hitson, Rick Radliff, Dennis Mallow, Ray Rossi, Blair Thomson, John Walk, Mark Dey, Tara Dey

Newell Volunteer Fire Department Lead Volunteer Fire Department

Front Row: Capt. Rob Carr, Amelia Stewart (Auxiliary), Christina Allen (Auxiliary), Joanna Berg, Sarah Van Tassel, Chief Tim Eggers Back Row: Asst. Chief Nathan Allen, Capt. Alan Williams, Capt. Seth Stewart, Jeremy Van Tassel, Joe Purdue Not pictured: Kathy Dolan, Taylor Ballert, Chuck Carter, Mark Everett, Skylar Thorson, Wendy Pitlick (Auxiliary), Char Eggers (Auxiliary), Dustin Nelson, Dennis Palczewski (Auxiliary), Ammertte Deibert (Auxiliary)

Thank You from all of us

420 W. Main St., Lead

We truly appreciate all you do for our community

Thank you area First Responders 605-642-2944 638 E. Colorado Spearfish, SD

605-456-2600

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Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department

FIRE CHIEF Jason Rakow

1ST ASSISTANT CHIEF/PRESIDENT Bill Glover

2ND ASSISTANT CHIEF Jeff Millard

CAPTAIN Paul Robitaille

CAPTAIN Francis Iverson

VICE PRESIDENT Rylan Rakow

SECRETARY/TREASURER Sandy Glover

TRAINING OFFICER Ken Hawki

SAFETY OFFICER Trent Mohr

FIREFIGHTER Randy Addington

FIREFIGHTER Melanie Bond

FIREFIGHTER/SUPPORT Pat Eastman

FIREFIGHTER Toby Edstrom

FIREFIGHTER Jerry Pontius

FIREFIGHTER Alex Hamann

FIREFIGHTER Mike Klamm

FIREFIGHTER Dustin Nelson

FIREFIGHTER Cody Rakow

FIREFIGHTER Mike Runge

FIREFIGHTER Rich Stanger

FIREFIGHTER Paul Thomson Not Pictured: FIREFIGHTERS Phil Arellano Anne Wieringa

FIREFIGHTER Cassidy LeMons

PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER Austin Needles

PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS Joshua Thurmes

Deadwood Ladder flew the flag at half staff for 343 minutes in honor of the firefighters that died on 9/11.


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Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department

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BELLE FOURCHE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Personnel photos not provided.

Aaron Thramer James Moross Andy Anderson Don Ward PJ Sloan Ryan Reeves Ted Jeitz Jim Groseclose Nick Loper Zane Adolph Gary Kemp Bailey Lawrence Cory Carmichael Bob Jonasen Nathan Tarno Lisa Smith Jerod Lutter Trent Bush Nicki Stearns

Ron Fickbohm Charles Quenzer Colten Hines J. Michael Streeter Matt Ogaard Nathan Wiedow Dustin Anderson Devin Wright Karl Hulin Evan Watson

Annual Pancake Feed

Sunday, Oct. 10, 8am-1pm The Moose Lodge 399 Stanley St., Belle Fourche

Department Visitation

The Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department is happy to visit local daycares to show the youth what firefighters look like in gear so that the children won’t be afraid of them in an emergency. Contact Assistant Chief Andy Anderson to schedule a visitation during the month of October. Interested in being part of the Fire Explorer/ Cadet Program? The program is open to those in grades 9-12. Contact Assistant Chief Andy Anderson for more information: 605-210-1492 or bfvfd.fireprevention@gmail.com

Piedmont Volunteer Fire & EMS Department Personnel photos not provided.

Robert Puhlman, FF/EMT Pat Gerdes, FF/EMT John Berglund, FF/EMT Bill Neuschwander, FF Payton Winsor, FF/EMT Josh Sawyer, FF/EMT Luke Biers, FF Tucker Beaudette, EMT Kelsey Cline, EMT

Kevin Fischer, FF Casandra Fittings, EMT Nichole Fosheim, EMT Christin Fox, EMT Styles Inmon, EMT Corey Jonas, FF Tyler Kephart, EMT Ben Kirkland, FF

Roy Kottwitz, FF/EMT Cameron Kor, EMT Andrew Klunder, FF/Driver Lisa Langdeau, EMT Afton Leichtnam, EMT Derek Lothspeich, FF/EMT Mary Martinez , EMT Alan McMillin, FF/EMT

Chris Misselt, EMT Jaren Puhlman, FF Christine Roseland , EMT Joshua Sia, EMT Basil Wagner, FF/Trainee Tracy Wagner, FF/Trainee Mike Weig, FF/EMT Jevin Worthington, FF

THANK YOU Thank you! for all you do! First Responders West Highway 212, Belle Fourche, SD (605) 892-4032

Thank you to all the area first responders. Your dedication is appreciated.

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Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

Corey Aga Dusty Barker Todd Bartels Mark Bruch Mike Bruch

Roy Casteel Shawn Fischer Adam Grubl Chris Grubl Dan Grubl

Nick Hanson Zach Hess Cody Heupel Bryce Hill Joe Hinton

Josh Kusser Dravan Lensegrav Scott Lensegrav Chris Meland Andrew Nelson Cory Nelson Tom Nelson Brad Olson Scott Oyen Parker Peterson Jeff Potter Tom Price Mandie Schwartz

Seth Schwartz Warren Shaulis Derek Swain Pat Urbaniak Tanner Urbaniak Clint Walker Adam Weisz Kaleb Zook Kaiden Zook Tristan Zook Zweit Bruch Dan Mayer Lee Stroschine

Vale Volunteer Fire Department Pictured Front Left to Right: Mike Grubl (Chief), Colby Crago, Britton Blair, Jim Hansen, Brett Eaton, Crystal Eaton, Roy Casteel and Joel Brunner. Back Row Left to Right: Dave Bruch, Jim Davis, Ryan Stark, Mark Hespe, Mike Bruch. Not Pictured: Chad Blair, Ed Blair, Bruce Bruch, Mark Bruch, Ryan Casteel, Brittany Grubl, Zachary Grant, Mike Casteel, Cole Ketelsen, Lane Lamphere, Brad Olson, Charles Tennis, Jacob Karrels, Greg A. Wetz, Jr., Peyton Bahe, Jesse Cibic, Sandy Hanson, Adam Grubl, Sidney Leber

How to create an effective fire safety plan While fire can provide warmth and safety, it also can cause immediate and significant damage that can uproot lives and devastate homes. Because fire is such a formidable foe, it’s imperative that people from all walks of life have a fire safety plan.

THE THREAT OF FIRE

How quickly fire can spread may surprise some people. The average two-story home fire, fire ignites in 30 seconds, smoke pours into most rooms by 2.5 minutes, and roughly 4.5 minutes after the fire has ignited, flames can be visible from the exterior of a house. Temperatures inside can grow from 190 F to more than 1400 F in

two minutes.

PLANNING IS CRITICAL

When fires ignite, time is of the essence to make a fast evacuation. Unfortunately, panic may set in and people may not know how to act when under such acute stress. That’s why planning for the event of fire can provide families with the information they need to evacuate safely. Evacuation plans and drills should be established and practiced frequently so that getting out alive becomes second nature. However, only about onequarter of households have actually developed and practiced a home-fire escape plan, according to the NFPA.

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TO OUR FIRST

The following guidelines can help families customize their fire escape plans. • Find two ways out. Look at your home’s layout and identify two ways out of every room, if possible. Walk around the house in each room and practice what to do if a fire broke out in that space, offers Safe Kids Worldwide. • Choose an outside meeting place. Establish a spot to meet a safe distance in front of the home where everyone can gather after they’ve gotten out safely. • Assign help to those with mobility issues. Elderly adults, infants or young children may have difficulty escaping

THANK YOU TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN!

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on their own. Plan a buddy system so that a key person in the household is responsible for rousing and helping another from the house. • Check fire protection. Be sure that there is a working smoke alarm in every bedroom and on every level of the house. • Drop it low. Heat and smoke rise and escaping on hands and knees is essential for survival. • Practice several times a year. Conduct a fire drill a few times each year, and choose a different escape route each time. Invest in a UI-certified collapsible rescue ladder and attach it at least once, in case a second-story evacuation is necessary.

To all of the Emergency Personnel that come to the aid of those in need - Thank You

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Arpan Volunteer Fire & Rescue Back row from left: Bill Noziska, Jake Bachman, Fred Wells, Jeremy Butcher, Bill Heidrich, Martin Epple, Chief Stan Lewis. Front row from left: Calvin Fickbohm, Randy Vallery, Collette Fickbohm, Ronald Fickbohm, Josh Kitzan, trainee Parker Lewis and Colleen Brunner-PIO Brunner photo

Nemo Volunteer Fire Department Castle Rock Volunteer Fire Department St. Onge Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

Brett Burke Brian Fox Chad Erk Chase Burke Clay Olson Clint Burke Cody Burke

Dan Olson Dusty Braun Gary Wendt Jack Orwick James Orwick Jason Duprel Jay D Wendt

Jerry McNulty Joe Burke John Erk Kenny McFarland Kevin Deschamps Mark Oster Pat Burke

Paul Erk Randy Fox Raydelle Sperle Rory Wendt

Personnel photos not provided.

President Nick Stadler Chief Scott Merrow Assistant Chief Brent Olson Deputy Chief Woody Hover Justin Crago JD Geigle

Cliff Jensen Ray Kinghorn Scott MacDonald Neilon Millar Russell Millar Kelly Moe

Curt Olson Devin Stephens Tim Tetrault Cody Tupper Justin Tupper Taylor Tupper

Thank You Thank you for your service and commitment to our communities.

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No words seem adequate to express our admiration and gratitude for the brave men and women who run towards danger to selflessly save others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Black Hawk Volunteer Fire & EMS Departments Personnel photos not provided.

Kurt Klunder, Fire Chief, EMT Drew Klunder, Deputy Chief Jaden Mitzel, Captain Josh Moulton, Captain David Cahoy. Lieutenant Mike Scott, Lieutenant, EMT Justin Stiefvater, Lieutenant Sean Weber, Lieutenant Mac Armstrong, FF Troy Carling, FF Wes Feringa, FF Brandon Gifford, FF Matt Holzer, FF Kelsie Cline, FF/EMT

Alan McMillin, FF/EMT Tabithia Scott, FF/EMT Jeff Twite, FF Robert Villhaver, FF Owen Wolff, FF Nikki Fosheim, Trainee Styles Inmon, Trainee Haden Jansen, Trainee Nicole Prescott, Trainee William Burritt, Trainee Fire Corps Margaret Carling Nevada Cahoy

Nancy Klunder, EMT Kathy Lewis Anita McMillin Crystal Moulton Donald Moulton Matt Moulton Rebecca Moulton Morgan Sia Stephanie Sorensen Jim Tolley Marion Tolley

Brownsville Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

CHIEF Steve Thomas Joshua Adkins Dennis Anderson Mike Anderson

Shane Croft Shannon Croft Rob Mattox Bryce Quaschnick Jared Quaschnick Lynette Quaschnick

Scott Reif Mike Talbert Paul Thomson Loren Vrem Jason Wichterman

Fort Meade VA Medical Clinic Fire Department

Thank an emergency responder Responders who find themselves first on the scene in the face of emergencies and adversity deserve recognition for their passion. As a citizen, you can show your appreciation by respecting their guidance during a disastrous event and thanking them for their life-saving directions. Being vocal about your gratitude can help lessen the extreme emotional stress they face during their regular workday. Look at some of the occupations included in the emergency services sector, as compiled by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

FIRE AND RESCUE

Active firefighters must be on-call day or night and sometimes practically live at their station for period of time. Once an emergency call is made, officials must quickly collect the gear and supplies needed to fight a blaze or manage a severe accident. Once on the scene, fire authorities are tasked with assessing the situation and delegating their team responsibilities. In some circumstances, they must follow rescue procedures to rescue trapped people or animals from life-threatening events safely.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Law enforcement officials are responsible for protecting residential communities, wildlife

preservation and other notable jurisdictions. Sworn-in authorities are required to take an oath to support the United States constitution, their states and their dedicated agency. Their role in emergency response is vast and includes: • Protecting lives and property. • Responding to calls for assistance. • Discovering and documenting evidence. • Ensuring drivers are following safe driving practices.  In many cases, uniformed law enforcement officers are first on the scene to face stressful situations. 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

EMS, or Emergency Medical Services, are easily identified as helicopters or ambulances responding to emergency incidents. The workers who staff these vehicles are highly trained in assessing medical crises and work to stabilize patients through on-site care or while transferring them to a hospital. Highly trained workers can be found operating at active emergency sites, trauma centers and specialty care facilities. Their dedicated services directly impact the community’s health and wellness and the people they promise to serve.

Pioneer photo by Mark Watson


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Whitewood Volunteer Fire Department From left: Clayton Smith, Steven Nelson, Jacob Beyer, Travis Barker, Dan Schmidt, Mike Beyer, DJ Werlinger, Darrell Smith, Jonathon Toth, Vaughn Smith and Ryan Aldren. Not pictured: Jarred Schmidt, Aaron Arehart, Derek Daniels, Jerry Davidson, Jerity Krambeck, Ted Rath, Molly Baldwin, Jameson Tebben and Steve Tebben.

Rochford Volunteer Fire Department

Elm Springs Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

From Left: Safety Officer John Hopkins, Chief Dan Harn, 1st Assistant Chief Jason Steele, Secretary Jeff Hohle Not Pictured: Jim Wolff, 2nd Assistant Chief/Treasurer; Jeff Willett, Training Officer; Dean Robertson, Ben Erickson, Lindsay Brown, Sue Schwaneke, Fred Schwaneke, John Folkerts, Neal Drury, Alexa Harn, Ed Hague, Bruce Miles, Tami Miles, Chuck Summers, Carrie Riesberg, CJ Riesberg

Board Members are: Chief Morris Linn Rod Anders Philip Wilson Larry Gravatt Jacob Linn Jim Smith Al Trask Tomilyn Trask Jack Weiser Also numerous volunteers in our community who sacrifice their time whenever needed.

Faith Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

Brian Berglund Robert Book Clay Brown Jeff Brown Elson Fischbach Rowdy Fischbach Scott Gray Glen Haines

436 E. Colorado Blvd, Spearfish, SD

We Thank You!

Jarvis Palmer Jerry Spencer Joe Taylor Jack Valentine Justin Vig Brock Williams

Thank You First Responders!

Thank you to all area first responders

For Your Strength, Courage & Service

Justin Haines Shara Haines Fred Hulm Jade Mortenson Lee Mortenson Wade Nelson Wylee Nelson Glenn Palmer

Belle Fourche 600 National St.

Custer • Faith • Fort Pierre • Fort Thompson Hot Springs Lead • Martin • Pierre • Sturgis

2423 Platinum Dr., Spearfish

605.722.4868


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Enning Volunteer Fire Department Personnel photos not provided.

Brad Andrews Dean Andrews Clark Arends Gale Bastian Bradley Bauer Casey Bauer Marlin Brink Tom Bruch Ln. Butler Gary Cammack John Cammack Ln. Cammack

Reed Cammack Clint Cobb Delbert Cobb Travis Enright Thane Escott Brian Fite James Hale Tee Hale Duane Bennett Norman Hanzlik Tyson Hewitt

Doug Hlavka Jade Hlavka LeAnn Hlavka Val Hlavka Brent Hoffman Jim Hostetter Mike Howie Rick Johnston Eric Jones Robert Jones Glen King

Scott Komes Ryan Lamont Rick Lemmel Glen Long Jeff Long John Long Justin Long Lyle Long Lyle Long Jr. Cliff Matt Kenny Matt

Tyler Matt Kelly Munroe Marvis Munroe William Munroe Brian Olson Jason Radway Levi Rhoden Dick Richter Kenny Rhoden Todd Rounds Ryan Dennis

Jim Shaw Jim Shaw Jr. Les Shaw Buddy Simons Shaun Simons Tanner Simons Thomas Simons Rob Smiley Brian Smith Chance Smith Frank Timmons

Jimmy Timmons Myron Weiss Cody Weyer (Chief) Dean Wink Brett Wilcox Lyle Wilcox Troy Wilcox Dale Young Matthew Young Robby Young Robert Young

Black Hills National Forest North Zone and Sundance Wildland Firefighters Back Row (L-R): Don Doten; Adam Ziegler; Chris Zoller; Stephen Engebretson; Trevor Papenfuss; Josh Hoffmann; Chip Harris; Ben Dempsey; Clint Sell Front Row (L-R): Matt Ball; Brandon Fischer; Evan Hehr; Shannon Kahrig; Madison Mularski; Jonathan Lee; Beau Vivant; Landon Gallentine; Connor Thiele). Not pictured: Brian Rafferty; John Snyder; Chad Porsch; Glenn (Bud) Engelhaupt; Daniel Klein; Kiefer Huntley; Gaige Moore; Joyce Speidel (Cement Ridge Fire Lookout) and Dave Tashner (Warren Peak Fire Lookout)

The Spearfish American Legion Family Post 164

salutes, honors, and thanks

Thanks to those who put our community first. WERLINGER AUTO BODY REPAIR

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Deadwood Police Department

CHIEF Kenneth Mertens

LIEUTENANT Tony Bradley

SERGEANT Cory Shafer

SERGEANT Justin Lux

OFFICER Aaron McPheeters

OFFICER Branden Hester

OFFICER Brandon Snyder

OFFICER Devon Schumacher

OFFICER Dylan Bell

OFFICER Erik Jandt

OFFICER Jeffrey Rodriguez

OFFICER Sally Sprigler

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER Andrew Larive

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER Sonya Papousek

PT OFFICER Mark Hetzel

PT OFFICER Matt Symonds

PT OFFICER Kay Luther

PT OFFICER Ken Batka

COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER Marie Vansickle Tom Riley

Lead Police Department

CHIEF John J. Wainman Jr.

SERGENT Jeremiah Fredericksen

HONORING

LOCAL HEROES To all the first responders who selflessly give of themselves day after day...THANK YOU!

SpearfiSh foreSt productS Spearfish, South Dakota (605) 642-7741

SENIOR OFFICER Robert Williams

OFFICER Joshua Bridenstine

OFFICER Joshua Stoltenberg

OFFICER Dawn Allen


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Spearfish Police Department CHIEF Curt Jacobs

SERGEANT Samantha Rosenau

SERGEANT

Steve Hofmann

CORPORAL Verla Little

PUBLIC SAFETY ADMIN. CODE ENFORCEMENT ANIMAL CTRL OFFICER Kayla Sprigler Daniel Van Holland Scott Beal

CORPORAL Aaron Jurgensen

DETECTIVE Shawn Fox

OFFICER Brad Johnson

OFFICER Kelsey Howard

OFFICER Dustin Ruvolo

OFFICER Hunter Bradley

OFFICER Jason Gellett

OFFICER Justin Mowery

DISPATCHER Hunter Terhark

DISPATCHER Brian Vosburg

DISPATCHER Dawn Lolley

DISPATCHER Nikita Heinert

DISPATCHER Scott Vinton

for your bravery, hard work, sacrififfi ifi ce and dedication to our community!

Right off the Interstate. Right on the Price.

SERGEANT Dustin Bush

DIR. OF PUBLIC SAFETY PUBLIC SAFETY RECORDS Patrick Rotert Kaija Swisher

OFFICER Austin Drapeaux

OFFICER DISPATCH SUPERVISOR Christopher Woods Judith Warner

Thank You 717-5300

ASST. CHIEF Boyd Dean

DISPATCHER Tyler Reurink

OFFICER Candi Sutton

DISPATCHER Dylan Ash


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Meade County Sheriff’s Office Personnel photos not provided.

SHERIFF Ron Merwin SERGEANT Jon Tish Cody Brua Caleb Deyo DEPUTY Michael Scott David Moore Nick Spencer Nic Forbes Tess Regan Brandon Torres Breanna Stacy Corey Jonas Jennifer Ness Jarrod VanDewater

CIVIL DEPARTMENT Quinn Regan Dan Morgan

INVESTIGATORS Dave McCarthy Chris Williams

PART TIME DEPUTIES John Rhoden John Harmon Shawn Dempsey RESERVE DEPUTIES Sam Fish Andrew Klunder Daniel Leetch Michael Schaff Frank Morton Anthony Hayes Ryan Jager Martin Kocanda

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER Ron White JAIL ADMINISTRATOR Bob Lehrkamp CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS Dani Church Daniel Leetch Bernie Tveidt Lori Lemmel Charles Ginter Jeanie Gabert

Stacy Ulrich Ty Droppers Leif Atkinson Kim Nelson Bridgett Nelson Cindy Costello Michael Hendrickson Bruce Brankley Lonnie Herr CONTROL ROOM OPERATORS Alexis Stevens Diane Fish Grant Messner

DISPATCHERS Kathy Hast Anna Masden Dawn McCarthy Terri Bruch Elisabeth Fure ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANTS Cheryl Cross Teresa Jensen Susan Ford Julie Urbaniak Carissa Alan

DISPATCH SUPERVISOR Scott Johnson

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Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Spearfish wishes to thank ALL of our public safety personnel for their tireless service to this community! “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 1020 State Street • Spearfish, SD 57783

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Sturgis Police Department

Summerset Police Department

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Chief Geody VanDewater
 Assistant Chief Darin Pedneau
 Detective Nate Borg
 Sergeant Dylan Goetsch
 Sergeant Josh Whitford
 Sergeant Dylan Siscoe
 Corporal Jameson Tebben
 Officer Danny Stacy
 Officer Tanner Weaver
 Officer Kurt Pickard
 Officer Teal Schmidt


Officer Larissa Seumanutafa
 Officer Tucker Bedford
 Officer Cody Holzer School Resource Officers: Matt Jacobs
 Jerred Hegstrom Animal Control Officers: Alora Borg
 Julie Goetsch Records Administrator Paula Basker


Whitewood Police Department

Chief of Police Don Allen Officer Brandy Palmer Officer Colton Juso Officer Halayna Ducheneaux Officer Josh Buntain Officer Casey Montileaux

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Josh Bach

Patrick Kaiser

Shai Carbone

Black Hills National Forest Law Enforcement

BHSU Public Safety ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL AGENT, NORTHERN ZONE

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Phil Pesheck

Mark McCue

Greg Murphy

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Thank you for serving our communities!

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Part-Time Officers: John Walker Scott Johnson Adam Geigle Jeff Twite Tracy Weist Marc Boddicker Jarrod Vandewater Brandon Torres

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Butte County Sheriff’s Office

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BUTTE CO SHERIFF Fred Lamphere

CHIEF DEPUTY Jason March

DEPUTY SHERIFF James Hahne

DEPUTY SHERIFF Jason Huber

CIVIL DEPUTY-PRISONER TRANSPORT Colin Hanzlik

DEPUTY RESERVE Gary Brunner

DEPUTY SHERIFF Matthew Vig

DEPUTY SHERIFF Thomas Myers

DEPUTY RESERVE Chris Brill

CIVIL DEPUTY Heidi Jensen

DEPUTY RESERVE William Monahan

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Ragine Hendrickson

24-7 SUPERVISOR Whitney Bridgers

24-7 TECHNICIAN William McCarty

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To Those That Put Our Community First

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SHERIFF Brian Dean

DEPUTIES Alexander Clover Brandon Rosenau Greg Meyer Jacob Capp Kyle Anderson Lance Palmer Mary Kate Stevens Ritchey Walk Seth Brennan Stephen Muller Tyler Sonne

CHIEF DEPUTIES Tavis Little Patrick Johnson LIEUTENANTS Tom Derby II Matthew McCroden SERGEANTS Dustin Schumacher Matt Hardin Megan Merwin

SPECIAL DEPUTIES Matthew Symonds

John Wainman Jr. Alex Hamann Doug Moser John Walker TELECOMMUNICATIONS 911 COORDINATOR/ DISPATCH SUPERVISOR Jamie Pesicka Olson DISPATCHERS Barbara Baker Caylor Benson

Jessica Bestgen Sarah DeGooyer Alexandra Lux Laurel Palmer Brianna Rommen Lacee Sanders Peggy Steffen Megan Tieszen CORRECTIONS SERGEANTS: Nathaniel Ericksen Chelsea Lindsey Jolene Wetz

OFFICERS: Vanessa Adrain Timothy Braithwait Marina Cleveland Debora Corean Branden Hester Nathan Lechner Garrett Liggett Monica Lucio Christopher Luna Raygan Mattson Joshua Morford Ijzaya Myers Melody Paklin John Primo

Lisa Smith Anthony Spencer ADMINISTRATION SHERIFF’S ADMIN. ASSISTANT Shelley Dragoo CRIMINAL ANALYST Sue Kellogg Kesha Nelson Julie Rakow SECRETARY Marian Hamilton

Belle Fourche Police Department

From left: Chief Marlyn Pomrenke, Reserve Officer Trevor Houska, Reserve Officer Sara Fitzgerald, Code Enforcement Officer Clint Haffner, Sgt. Jucole Jones, Officer Stephen Schmeltzer, Officer Alex Brost, Officer Wallace Eddy, Officer Lance Patenode, Sgt. Josh Gallagher, Officer Asher Pikula, Officer Jordan Fisher, Office Manager Mardi Reeves, Lt. Ryan Cherveny, Officer Chris Brill, Reserve Office Doug Douglas

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Your commitment and service to our communities is appreciated.

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Why law enforcement is essential for the community Law enforcement officers who don the uniform each and every day routinely put others first in the name of public safety. Officers often step up to serve despite the risks associated with working in law enforcement. Law enforcement personnel serve many important roles in the communities they serve. Here’s a closer look at the integral roles of police and other law enforcement personnel. • Maintain law and order: The police force is made up of many different departments with the collective goal of maintaining law and order. Traffic police are responsible for enforcing the rules of the road and minimizing the chance of accidents. Other departments canvas the streets ensuring that residents’ civil liberties are not being compromised.

• Save lives: Whether they’re preventing a life-threatening crime or administering emergency medical care at a car accident until an ambulance can arrive, law enforcement officers save lives every day. • Assist in adverse situations and provide crisis support: Police officers often fill the role of counselor or friend to people who find themselves in difficult situations. An officer can play a part in helping people make better life choices in the future. Training in situational de-escalation also means police officers are capable of defusing difficult situations before they snowball into serious, potentially life-threatening confrontations. • Investigate crimes: Police are the first people to respond when crimes

have been committed. These individuals investigate the situation and find the perpetrator. • Foster strong communities: Law enforcement officers share a unique solidarity with other officers, peers, community leaders, and even medical professionals, which helps to create a strong fabric for a community. Officers frequently have each other’s backs as well as the respect and support of the public for putting their lives on the line. Law enforcement is an essential component of orderly, safe and supportive communities. Recognizing and respecting the important role law enforcement officials play is a great way to show them how much their efforts and sacrifices are appreciated.

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Emergency planning tips Life is full of unexpected challenges, but planning for emergencies can provide priceless peace of mind that your family is ready for a disaster. Preparing for realistic events gets you ahead of the curve. It may make a loss from a severe catastrophe less significant. Learn ways to strengthen your emergency prep plans by incorporating tips you may not have considered.

SIGN UP FOR ALERTS

During your busy everyday life, it can be difficult to find time to watch the news about potential threats of severe weather or disasters in your area. Fortunately, officials can notify

you with instant alerts when warnings are issued, if you have a smartphone. Sign up for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s services like the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. Wireless Emergency Alerts are a lifesaving effort that local authorities use to contact residents. Since the system triggers mobile devices within the range of any cell phone towers in an affected area, you won’t need to sign up. However, you should ask your cellular service provider to ensure your phone is compatible with the alert system.

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EMERGENCY BAG

While ideally, you will never be rushed to leave your home during an evacuation, it’s a great idea to keep a to-go bag on hand, just in case. Everyone in the household should have an individualized kit that meets their needs. Keep these bags in a location that is easily accessible so you can leave at a moment’s notice. Pack them with weather radios, local maps, a cell phone charger, bottled water and non-perishable food. Work as a family to stock the bags and discuss the importance of emergency preparation. This is an excellent time to review and adjust your communications

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plan regarding where you will meet if disaster strikes and you become separated.

ICE CARD

An ICE, or in case of emergency, card shares critical information about yourself and your health conditions. The document should display your name, sex, blood type, current prescriptions you take and whether you have any allergies. You should also list a few names and phone numbers to contact if you are found unconscious or unable to communicate. Make several laminated copies to carry on your person, in suitcases and the car.

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FOR YOUR SERVICE AND PROTECTION

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Grateful for all who serve our community.

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Spearfish/Whitewood EMS Teams

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brian Hambek

OPERATIONS MANAGER FIELD TRAINING OFFICER Henry Johnson Andy Binder

QA MANAGER Julie Rauscher

OFFICE ASSISTANT Mandi Schulze

PARAMEDIC Matt Anderson

EMT Mike Anderson

EMT Elizabeth Barker

EMT Sean Binder

PARAMEDIC Dani Bradley

AEMT Hunter Bradley

PARAMEDIC Brenda Brown

PARAMEDIC Jerry Davidson

EMT Glenn Duggin

EMT Nick Elston

EMT Clint Flinn

EMT Currin Finn

EMT Ember Fluck

EMT Gerald Frame

PARAMEDIC JD Geigle

EMT William Graves

PARAMEDIC Heath Harter

EMT Laura Harvey

PARAMEDIC Thomas Harvey

EMT Aric Homola

MENTAL HEALTH Karen Grifith

EMT Cassidy LeMons

AEMT Brooke Mabey

PARAMEDIC Julie Martin

EMT-I Thomas Miles

PARAMEDIC Lindsey Oldenkamp

EMT Karen Rauscher

EMT Elsie Reid

AEMT Christine Roseland

EMT Rebecca Schurman

EMT Mona Smith

EMT Kelsey Stevens

EMT Lee Stroschine

Not Pictured: Molly Baldwin Katrina Kayras Julia O’Neil-King PARAMEDIC King Swanson

EMT Jessica VandeHey

PARAMEDIC Elizabeth Verhey

PARAMEDIC Jim Wallace

EMT Kelsey Williamson

EMT-I Linda Zafft


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Sturgis EMS Personnel photos not provided.

Casey Baker, Paramedic Dusty Barker, EMT Justin Boerboom, EMT Annie Calhoon, EMT Shawn Fischer, Critical Care Paramedic/Director James Hale, Paramedic Cody Heupel, Paramedic Samantha Heupel, AEMT

October 2021 Charles Hinton, Paramedic Rachel Hobbs, Paramedic Nellie Isaacs, EMT-I Stefanie Jenks, Paramedic Joshua Kusser, Paramedic Scott Lensegrav, EMT Tyrel Lewis, Paramedic David McCarthy, EMT Aaron Mitchell, Critical Care Paramedic Jo Nakano, Paramedic Hannah Nelson, Paramedic Holly Sabers, Critical Care Paramedic Halli Schulz, Paramedic

Heidi Schulz, Paramedic Mandie Schwartz, EMT Jama Shaulis, Paramedic Warren Shaulis, Critical Care Paramedic Charles Siferd, Paramedic Gabriella Sprague, EMT Kent Stenson, EMT Lee Stroschine, EMT Anna Tescher, EMT Patrick Urbaniak, EMT-I Courtney Walker, Paramedic Addison Weglin, EMT Kaleb Zook, Paramedic

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Emergency Dispatchers During an emergency, first responders like police and firefighters are often praised with their quick thinking and problem solving, which saves many lives. While their respect is highly deserved, there is another set of heroes behind the scenes in public safety. Emergency operators are often the first voice a person in distress is connected to. They must identify the type of emergency, dispatch responders to the right location and attempt to keep the other person on the line calm. The job of a dispatcher can be incredibly stressful as they guide people through sometimes lifechanging moments and chaotic situations.

CALLING 911

During an emergency, it may be difficult to compose yourself while you call for help. Prepare yourself by understanding these etiquette tips when calling 911, from the National Emergency Number Association; they can help you receive immediate help rather than a delayed response. Stay calm: Answer each question asked by the operator. Even if it doesn’t seem pertinent to the situation, your answers are important to get responders to you quickly; Know your location: While GPS can give dispatchers an idea of where you are, make sure to disclose your exact location. If the address is unknown, look for street signs, landmarks or

well-known buildings in the area; Be clear and concise: Describe the emergency as clearly as possible. Include the condition of the patient, their age and what happened. This will ensure the operator sends the right type of relief immediately. You can prepare your home for an emergency by clearly posting your physical address on the front of the building and both sides of your mailbox.

AVOID THE BYSTANDER EFFECT

If you witness an emergency in a public or crowded place, don’t assume someone else will step in and call officials. The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch describes the bystander effect as the presence of others discouraging an individual from helping in a drastic situation. When you are in the area as disaster strikes, make sure to call 911 and wait with someone in need until help arrives. If you are trained to tend to emergencies, ensure another witness makes the phone call while you assist the patient.

SAYING THANK YOU

After a situation is resolved, you can show appreciation to your acting operator by reaching out to their management and discussing their optimal assistance. Make it public by sharing the story on social media and encouraging your peers to increase their trust in the local emergency services.

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Principles of first aid everyone should know Being prepared for emergencies means understanding basic first aid procedures that can help a person navigate a crisis — or at least stabilize the situation until paramedics arrive. The following are some first aid principles that individuals should know and practice, courtesy of the American Heart Association, American Red Cross and CPR Certified Indigo Medical Training. They should not replace formal first aid training, but can assist a person when he or she is providing medical care to someone in need.

CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is one of the most important medical procedures to know. If the heart is no longer pumping blood, a person can die quickly. Immediately start chest compressions hard and fast in the center of the chest, allowing recoil between compressions. Many buildings also have automated external defibrillator devices that can help save lives. If you’re not trained in CPR, then provide hands-only CPR, says the Mayo Clinic. That means uninterrupted chest compressions of 100 to 120 a minute (the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees) until paramedics arrive. People who are trained also may perform rescue breathing. The Red Cross and other medical groups offer first aid and CPR certification classes that train people on how to perform CPR and use an AED.

BLEEDING

Bleeding can almost always be controlled until more help is available. Severe bleeding can lead to shock and death, so bleeding needs to be addressed immediately. Cloth should be used to cover the wound, and

direct pressure should be applied to stop the blood flow. Do not remove the cloth; add more layers as needed. Tourniquets may do more damage to a limb than good, so they are generally no longer recommended. Nosebleeds can be treated by pinching the nostrils for a few minutes until the bleeding stops. Wounds to the head and mouth tend to bleed a lot even if they are superficial. So keep a level head when addressing these areas.

FAINTING

Someone suffering from shock or fainting needs blood to get back to his or her brain. Victims should lie on their backs with their feet elevated.

CHOKING

The Heimlich maneuver can be performed when someone is choking. Contrary to popular belief, people who are choking do not typically make any sounds. Stand behind the victim and wrap your arms around him. Place a fist between the person’s rib cage and belly button, and place your other hand over the fist. Deliver a quick thrust upward, and keep doing this until the foreign object is dislodged. Choking in children is handled differently depending on the child’s age. Parents can get training in child maneuvers. Sprains and fractures Sprains and fractures occur readily, especially among active adults and children. Immobilize the limb, apply a cold pack, elevate it, and offer anti-inflammatory drugs for discomfort and swelling. A doctor should be seen for further diagnosis and treatment. Common first aid procedures can help save lives or reduce the severity of injuries when promptly offered.

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Kris Escott, Paramedic Lila Fisher, EMT Glen Haines, DRIVER Tracie Henderson, EMT Carmen Fees, EMT Jana Johnson, EMT Robert Fisher, DRIVER Kristi Medrud, EMT

LouAnn Bubbers, EMT-I Holly Spencer, DRIVER Katrina Collins, EMT Jack Valentine, DRIVER Jarvis Palmer, DRIVER Bonny Hogeland, DRIVER Pheobe Lemke, EMT Harold Tiger, EMT

Lead/Deadwood EMT’s

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PARAMEDIC Casey Baker

EMT-B, FIREFIGHTER Bailey Bauer

EMT-B, NISLAND/ ARPAN FIREFIGHTER Calvin Fickbohm

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EMT-B, DIRECTOR Sherry Hocking

EVOC Dr.R, NISLAND/ ARPAN FIREFIGHTER CHIEF Stan Lewis

EMT-B, NISLAND/ ARPAN FIREFIGHTER Tom Lewis

EMT-B Hannah Stadum

EMT-B, VALE FIREFIGHTER Ryan Stark

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MANAGER/PARAMEDIC: Aaron Zimmiond SENIOR PARAMEDICS: Matt Hardwick Pete Ferguson Chris Jolley Nicole Skouge PARAMEDICS: Anni Lukesh Brenda Brown

CeCe McEwan Gabby Schroder Tanner Geldert EMT’s: Amanda Yuill Clint Finn Elise Reid Joy Wilczynski Jennifer Ringling Ron Underhill

EMT-B, NEWELL FIREFIGHTER Don Tishmack

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Belle Fourche EMT Donnie Walding (Director) Jordan Hanson Tyrel Lewis Veronica LaFayette Kirsten Kirsch Cheryl Anderson

Jim Anderson Katy Thompson Debra Wheaton Anne Carter Jerod Lutter Collette Fickbohm

Not pictured: Cody Smith and Courtney Walker

Lawrence County Search & Rescue Pictured, from left: Jeff Schroeder, Richard Carlson, Ron Everett, Kay Rear, Terry Frederick, Lynn Davis (with canine Akela), Rick Wisser, Bill Weber. Not pictured: Adam Altergott, Michael Delahoyde, Kyle Doerges, Chris Huhnerkoch, Ray Jensen, Abe Kean, Gary Lillehaug, Joe Lillo, Rob Mattox, Fred Pearson, Suzanne Pearson, Lynette Quaschnick, Jared Quaschnick, Fred Raubach, Dan Regan, Mike Stahl, Jamey Tollefson, Jay Vogt, Ryan Wages. Photo by Kirsten Kirsch

Our local first responders go above and beyond the call of duty throughout the year with a variety of community activities and programs -- Introducing youth to the sights and sounds of the ambulance and fire trucks, vehicle tours, fire safety, DARE programs, Shop with a Cop, car seat checks, and CPR classes, amongst others. We appreciate all they do for our communities. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact your local department(s) for more information.

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Thank You For the important role you play in protecting our lives and for your brave and selfless sacrifice, we thank you, the dedicated men and women of our communities’ emergency response teams, for all that you do. We gratefully recognize your service and we honor the memories of those who have fallen in the line of duty.

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