The City of Worthing's fire protection is currently provided by the Worthing Community Fire Department. The department fluctuates between 25 to 30 volunteer firefighters. The Volunteer Fire Department is housed in a facility built in 2003 aptly named the Worthing Community Fire Hall. The building is located on Louise Avenue in the south central portion of the community. Fire protection equipment includes the following: two (2) fire engines, one (1) tanker/pumper truck, one (1) rescue vehicle and one (1) grass rig. The fire department typically has 75 to 100 calls per year. The majority of calls include, but are not limited to, the following: medical, fire, accident, rescue, and assistance to law enforcement with search and rescue. There is also a significant Civil Defense component with members of the WCFD. They routinely watch and report severe weather patterns.In the future, the fire department would like to continuously improve its training programs. The effort to progressively upgrade equipment will be based on need.
If interested in becoming a member of the WCFD, you must meeting the following requirement:
"Any person of good moral character, 21 years of age or older, and currently living or working within the four miles of Worthing, South Dakota, shall be eligible for membership in this corporation by making application to the corporation and being either elected by a majority vote of the members present and voting at any meeting of the membership or an affirmative vote of the majority of the Board of Directors present and voting at any Board of Directors meeting. There shall be no restriction for the membership or classes of membership as to race, color, religion, national origin or occupation. All members must possess a valid South Dakota driver's license and must serve a one (1) year probationary period."
Please contact James Miles at 605.212.7219 or via email for more information on membership.
208 S. Main St. P.O. Box 277,
Worthing, SD 57077
M 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, T-Th 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, F 8:30 - Noon