Firefighters

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A Pierre man is alive because first responders used a medication to reverse the effects of a drug overdose. Officials credit the drug Narcan for saving the man’s life.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says emergency crews responded to a call in Pierre Monday night for a man who needed medical attention.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Firefighters in Sioux Falls are learning how to safely cope with crashes between cars and big vehicles. Rescue crews spend half a day in the classroom learning about the scenarios. Then they apply their education by moving real semi trucks and trailers in mock situations.  

A tow truck drones and metal crunches as crews in fire gear work on a semi truck. They use specialized equipment to stabilize the rig which is smashed on top of a mangled car.

The Grizzly Fire in Black Hills

Jul 25, 2013

Approximately 35 firefighters are working toward full containment of a one and a half acre wildfire in the Black Hills.

The Grizzly fire is located in a fairly remote area- approximately one and a half miles east of Harney Peak. It was reported late Wednesday morning by a private helicopter business.

Scott Haas is the Acting District Ranger of the Hell Canyon Ranger District. He says the public is not in danger.

"BURN," A Documentary About Detroit Firefighters

May 30, 2013

"BURN" is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroit's population in half from 1.8 million, making it a housing market horror story and leaving behind 80,000 abandoned homes. And in Detroit, social problems manifest themselves in one way - FIRE. The result is a dying city with one of the highest arson rates in the world.