Missoula County Fire Protection Association
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Missoula County Fire Protection Association
FIRE DANGER
LOW
Moderate Fire Danger in Missoula County Montana Fall 2018
Missoula County MT
FIRE DANGER
LOW
Low Fire Danger in Missoula County Montana Fall 2018
MCFPA MORE FIRE NEWS:
Wildfire: Ready or Not Free Sessions  in Missoula Area
Missoula Putt & Pull Tourney raises $$ for Wildland Firefighter Foundation
WILDFIRE: Ready or Not
Folks learned how to protect their homes from wildfire in April and May from world-renowned Fire Scientist Jack Cohen.  Missoula Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (MELD) spearheaded the series. Stay tuned for your chance to see this fascinating presentation hopefully offered again next year.
PUTT & PULL & A RAFFLE:
Thanks all who participated in the 2019 Putt & Pull (golf and trap shoot) Tourney on April 27th. The event raises funds for fallen wildland firefighters / families through the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Kurt's Polaris donated a Ranger for the raffle. MFD firefighter won this and a Timberline trailer.
MISSOULA COUNTY MONTANA FIRE NEWS -- More to Use 
The MCFPA Website & Facebook page provide timely and vital news that you can use, such as the Missoula County Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning by Permit status and info on MCFPA School Programs

Come back often.
Thanks for being Firewise.
AIR QUALITY INFO
Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality  (DEQ) has current forecasts & health effects infoPLUS: the Missoula County Air Quality site, part of the Go/No Go for Burning with a Permit.
BBQ Grilling Safety Tips:
Note BBQs not allowed under Stage II Restrictions
WILDFIRE: Your RESPONSIBILITY
Wildire happens across the US, so it may be a matter of time when one threatens your home. Learn actions you can take to reduce your risk to the wildfire. Do your part to protect your home and community now! Check out fireadapted.org.
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.
BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY
Firefighter appreciation night was a great success on July 7 (2017): 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.
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher in Greenough / Potomac in March 2018
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK:
How OLD is your Smoke Alarm ?
Change 'em every 10 years. Check and change your batteries annually. 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.
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.