ERA OF MEGAFIRES During May 2018, Wildfire Awareness Month, the good folks of the Greenough-Potomac Volunteer Fire District put on a Megafires Event on May 22nd. Included a showing of Era of Megafires and a Community BBQ. Also provided info on mitigation, grants and Smart 911.
LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO: Free Sessions hosted by the Missoula Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (MELD) were held Mar. 5th at the University of Montana Center Theater; March 11th in Bonner at the Lutheran Church, and Mar. 21st, Grant Creek to teach homeowners how to prepare before wildfire strikes. Last event was held April in Hamilton MT.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: How OLD is your Smoke Alarm ? Change 'em every 10 years. Be prepared for accidental fire ! Learn more at NFPA.
FOURTH OF JULY Fireworks Safety& Legal Use. The City of Missoula only allows sparklers and poppers. All fireworks are illegal on state and federal lands (parks, recreation areas, etc.). Check with your fire department.
Frenchtown Fire Safety Day 2017 Fun, food, fire-safety giveaways were had at the frigid Sat. Jan 7th event at Station #1. Thanks all !!!
FIREFIGHTER FRANK: MORE SCHOOL SUCCESS MCFPA Firefighters were again in kindergarten classrooms fall of 2016. Our firefighters taught fire safety skills to more than 1300 students. Learn more.
MORE FIRE NEWS - Missoula County Fire Protection Association Montana 2017
RESIDENT FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED IN MISSOULA CO. Missoula and Frenchtown fire districts invited potential Resident Firefighters* to the Fire-Rescue-EMS Exhibition May 18-21, 2016 in Missoula. *In-station Resident Firefighters. 406-549-6172.
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BANNED ON NATIONAL FOREST: The US Forest Service prohibits the use of Explosives and Exploding Targets on National Forest System Lands in the Northern Region, which includes Missoula County Montana.
2017 BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY Firefighter appreciation night was a great success on July 7th: The first 750 people in the gates to Allegiance Field for Osprey Baseball got a free Wildfire Pilot Bobblehead. And the Osprey won their game. See you next year.
DRONES HAMPER FIREFIGHTS Fire officials warn those who fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): DO NOT FLY DRONES BY OR NEAR WILDFIRES! Fly one without permission, you could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the ability to protect life, property and natural / cultural resources. Fires could grow larger. Contact your land manager for more info.
GPVFD OFFERED EMT REFRESH The Greenough Potomac Volunteer Fire District offered a four-day EMT Refresher on March 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th. Taught by Missoula Emergency Services Inc (MESI). Cost was $35 with meals provided. For info, text 544-3034.