The Rapid City Fire Department Welcomes Four To Join the Ranks Of Rapid City's Bravest
New recruits begin Fire Training Academy
Rapid City, S.D. - The Rapid City Fire Department has added four recruits to begin their careers with the department. The newest RCFD recruits were hired to help with the department's increasing call volume, as well as to help fill vacancies left by those who have left the job and those who have retired. Graduation will take place for all four recruits on June 3, 2022.
The recruits are:
Dayton Butler - Recruit Butler has lived in Colorado, Alaska, New Mexico, and South Dakota. He decided to join the Rapid City Fire Department, because of the brotherhood. He says after he graduated college, he missed the friends, family, and brotherhood of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology soccer team. He says he is also following in his grandfather's foot steps, who was a Fire Chief in Texas for the Army. His hobbies include motorcycles, camping, and cars. Before joining the Rapid City Fire Department, Recruit Butler worked in oilfield safety, retail management, and plumbing.
Austin Goddard - Recruit Goddard grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He decided to join the Rapid City Fire Department, because he wanted to help the community. He says he wants to serve the people of rapid City and believes he can make a difference in others lives by helping those in need, no matter how big or small. His hobbies include mountain biking. Before joining the Rapid City Fire Department, Recruit Goddard worked as a volunteer firefighter in Spearfish.
Issaih Allickson - Recruit Allickson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He decided to join the Rapid City Fire Department, because of the different services that are provided. He has always had a drive to serve the community he lives in and be there to help them to the best of his ability. His hobbies include biking and working out. Before joining the Rapid City Fire Department, Recruit Allickson worked in medical transport and was also an on call firefighter.
Styles Inmon - Recruit Inmon grew up in North Dakota and Washington. He decided to join the Rapid City Fire Department, because he wanted the comradery that he once knew in the military and the sense of pride in being a part of something bigger than himself. He also wants to show his kids what it means to serve. He says just because life knocks you down, doesn't mean you stay down, you get up and drive on. His hobbies include riding his Harley Davidson. Before joining the Rapid City Fire Department, Recruit Inmon worked in the oilfield and spent six years as active Army.
The Rapid City Fire Department is excited to have these outstanding recruits join our ranks. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming these fine individuals.