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firefighters, up to date fire apparatus, and active inspection programs, the city's record of major fire events could have been higher. Fire mitigation is a concern to everyone but especially emergency management officials, because fire affects the lives of those persons in which it comes into contact. Fire also destroys property and critical resources needed for the survival of all area residents. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue provides fire and rescue services for the City of Sioux Falls. They are also a part of an automatic/mutual aid response plan with the South Dakota Air National Guard, all of the volunteer fire departments in Minnehaha County and the Tea, Canton and Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Departments in Lincoln County. SFFR also has an agreement with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Suppression Division for wildland fire response within and outside the state. SFFR employs more than 200 employees. All firefighters are, at minimum, certified as emergency medical technicians. SFFR provides emergency response that includes responding to and mitigating medical calls and injury accidents, fire notifications and related incidents, and hazardous materials incidents. Other special response may include consequence management of terrorist acts; rescue and recovery calls including vehicle extrications, water and ice, elevation and confined space, structural collapse, trench/excavation, and mass casualty incidents. SFFR currently has 11 operating fire stations located throughout the city. Risk Unfortunately, the probability of a fire occurring is unpredictable. Because Sioux Falls is one of the 200 largest cities in the United States, the responsibility of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has increased greatly and will continue to do so as the city and county continue to grow in population. Identified Risks         

Personal injury and / or death Business interruption due to fire / smoke / water/ structural damages Loss of income for displaced workers As many as 60% of businesses fail to reopen, or close within one year after a fire Explosion due to flame impingement on closed containers Release of hazardous materials Loss of medical facilities to a major fire event Loss of power Property damage, including loss of personal property and / or living space

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2016 Standards of Cover Manual  
2016 Standards of Cover Manual