Lake Andes VFD
Grant - March 15, 2022
Lake Andes, South Dakota is the county seat of Charles Mix County and is surrounded by large volumes of water; the community's namesake Lake Andes is 4,817 acres of recreational water. The Missouri River and Lake Francis Case are also nearby. With much of the area's water providing fishing opportunities to anglers year round, the Lake Andes Fire Department relied on a technique of pressurizing fire hoses with air to perform ice/water rescues.
South Dakota Salutes was made aware of the Lake Andes Fire Department's request to add a Rescue Alive Ice Rescue Platform along with Ice Rescue Suits and awarded a grant through our Special Needs Fund to serve as seed money to help raise local funds to complete the purchase.
Additional funds were provided by City of Pickstown, Andes State Bank, Nancy Gall, Ron and Stephanie Koupal (DEKALB Asgrow Seed), Juffer Inc., and Jeff Scherschligt.