Great Plains Interagency
8123 S. Hwy 16
Rapid City SD 57702
605-399-3160 Phone 605-343-5075 Fax
The Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center was opened June of 2003. The Center has seven permanent employees, 3 Forest Service , 3 SD State, 1 BIA. We also hire up to 3 Forest Service seasonals and one SD State seasonal.
Center Manager - Sheri Fox -Black Hills National Forest
Assistant Center Manager - Angie Hinker - Black Hills National Forest
State Assistant Center Manager - Paul Reiter- SD Wildland Fire
Lead BIA Dispatcher - Melody Rothleutner - Great Plains Regional Office BIA
Lead Forest Service - Andy Solvie - Black Hills National Forest
State Dispatcher - Chris Wolcott - SD Wildland Fire
State Dispatcher - Corine Price - SD Wildland Fire
GPC does initial attack dispatching for two National Forests, the Black Hills National Forest including the Bearlodge, Northern Hills, Mystic, and Hell Canyon Ranger Districts; and the Nebraska National Forest including the Buffalo Gap, Ft. Pierre, and Oglala National Grasslands, Samuel R. McKelvie NF, and the Bessey and Pine Ridge Ranger Districts.
GPC does initial attack for five units under the National Park Service, including Badlands, Wind Cave and Jewel Cave National Parks as well as Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower National Monuments.
Within the State of South Dakota, GPC does initial attack for all private and state lands within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District including Custer State Park.
For the State of Wyoming GPC is responsible for initial attack for all of Crook County and the portion of Weston County within the reciprocal boundary.
GPC supports the units listed below including initial attack dispatching for those in bold: