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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Assistant Chief
Age: 43
Year of Death: 2018

David P. Fischer

Assistant Chief David P. “Davey” Fischer, 43, tragically passed away doing what he loved most, being a fireman, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the scene of a house fire.

Dave was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Paul and Robyn Fischer. At 18 months, Dave began his journey of military moves that started in Germany and ended in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Dave attended Sturgis schools and was an active member in track and cross country. He still holds a record with the Sturgis Middle School for the two-mile run, which his children, nieces, and nephews all have tried to break.

Dave was a member of the South Dakota National Guard for 23 years, which began with basic training between his junior and senior year of high school. At the time of his death, he was a member of the 82nd Civil Support Team.

He was a member of the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance for 22 years. He got his firefighting certification at age 21 and was serving as assistant fire chief at the time of his death. He put his heart and soul into firefighting and was always on scene, day or night. In addition, Dave worked as an EMT with the Sturgis Ambulance alongside his wife, Shawn, and son, Parker. Dave received many awards and certifications throughout the years for his dedication to his firefighting career and will be remembered for being there for anyone in need.

He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Shawn; his seven children, Parker, Cayden (Chelsae), Bethany, Jace, Dawson, Steven, and Hunter; his mother, Robyn; two brothers, Tim (Keri) and Eric (Mikaela); one sister, Louise (PJ); and nine nieces and nephews. Dave also leaves behind his precious farm animals, including llama and alpacas, peacocks, sheep, and exotic chickens. One of Dave’s greatest enjoyments in life was caring for and showing off his little farm.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, and a son, Mason.


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  1. I met David years ago during one of my yearly trips to Sturgis. His life as FF/EMT crossed my path during a time of need. Seeing this tribute has just brought me that more closer to a man and his wife who I witnessed their compassion in a time of tragedy. God Bless this family. God Bless David.

    – Denise Onorato
  2. The Fischer family were neighbors for 14 years, give or take. We were a tight neighborhood, where everyone’s kids were everyone’s kids. We still have neighborhood reunions and keep in touch.
    I miss you, David. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. I know I do and speak for Arizona Ave. and Barbara Street , the best place on earth our kids could grow up.

    – Nancy Hanson.