• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Fire Department

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firesafetyPublic Fire Safety Education is a priority for the members of the Yankton Volunteer Fire Department. This commitment is demonstrated in the various classes, tours and inspections available through the department.

The Fire Safety Trailer, purchased jointly by the Vermillion and Yankton Volunteer Firefighters, is used to teach escape plans and home fire drills. The safety house visits area schools and is available for other youth groups as well.

The members of the Yankton Fire Department respond to over 250 calls for service each year including fires, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergencies in the City of Yankton and the Yankton Fire Protection District. A quality training program helps keep the forty-five (45) volunteer firefighters and two (2) career Chief Officers ready to respond to these emergencies.

The Yankton Fire Department is always available to provide public fire prevention and fire safety education by request. Fire Prevention Week, is the busiest time of the year in the schools and around the station. During that week, firefighters visit schools to speak with children from pre-school through 3rd grade about fire safety. Also during that week and open house is held at Fire Station #2 to allow the public to tour the station, view apparatus and equipment, receive fire safety information and talk with the firefighters that serve them.

A Fire Prevention Week open house will be held at Fire Station #2 (201 W 23rd Street) Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

2018-fire-prevention-week-logoReproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Website, ©2018 NFPA

For more information about the Yankton Fire Department, please feel free to call 605-668-5228. The Yankton Fire Department is pleased to provided scheduled tours of the fire station, assistance with home safety inspections, to provide hands-on fire extinguisher classes to groups and businesses, to provide smoke detectors to those that do not have them and cannot afford them and to provide additional information about fire prevention and fire safety.

Click here for additional information about smoke alarms.

Also, visit the Yankton Volunteer Fire Department's Homepage.