34-31-1County agreements with other agencies for fire protection or purchase of equipment.

The boards of county commissioners of the counties of this state may, in their discretion, cooperate with the governing bodies of organized townships or municipal corporations within their respective counties, with organized townships or municipal corporations in adjacent counties, the secretary of public safety or his designee, nonprofit fire protection corporations or associations, and with the boards of county commissioners, organized townships or municipal corporations within adjacent states when reciprocal agreements between the contracting parties have been provided in the purchase and operation of any fire-fighting equipment or fire protection to safeguard the range, farm and forest lands within their respective counties and in prevention of fire nuisances thereon.

Source: SL 1947, ch 46, § 1; SL 1953, ch 19; SDC Supp 1960, § 12.0617-4; SL 1965, ch 26; SL 1969, ch 20; SL 1971, ch 206, § 1; SL 1980, ch 246; SL 1985, ch 15, § 43; SL 2002, ch 252 (Ex. Ord. 02-1), § 9; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), §§ 14, 68, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.