FIREFIGHTER HEALTH Thanks all who contacted their Montana legislators who encourage passage of Senate Bill 160, which brings our state up to par in covering health-related illness for firefighters. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WILDFIRE: Ready or Not Folks learned to protect homes from wildfire in April and May from 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.
FIREWORKSCLASS Teachers & Community Leaders: Check out the Free Master Class on Wildland Fire Science at the Missoula Fire Lab June 21-22. Hands-on learning. UM and OPI Credit. Call Ilana at 329-4831 for info.