About FireSafe Montana

FireSafe Montana is a private, non-profit organization coordinating and supporting a statewide coalition of diverse interests working together to help Montanans make their homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe.

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2015 Big Sky Natural Resource Workshop

The Gallatin/Big Sky Noxious Weed Committee, MSU Extension- Gallatin County and FireSafe Montana are teaming up for a landowner workshop on August 4th, 2015 at the Jack Creek Preserve in Big Sky, MT.  Workshop begins at 6:00 PM.

The 2-hour workshop will provide landowners the basic knowledge and skills needed to understand the natural resources on their property. By the end of this workshop each participant will have a foundation to develop achievable goals for their property.

Click here for the workshop flier: Big Sky Workshop 2015

Prepare, Go Early, or Stay and Defend

Please take a look at this fantastic video ” Prepare, Go Early, or Stay and Defend” shared by Bob Mutch, Chair of the Painted Rocks FireSafe Council.

Use Extreme Caution this 4th of July!

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Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

– Remember that fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal lands.
– You are responsible for the suppression costs and property damage of any fire you start.

– HOT weather is forecasted. Grasses will dry quickly increasing the potential for a fire to spread rapidly if ignited.
– Wildfire season is here. Please be “Fire Smart” and do your part to prevent wildfires.

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If you have further questions regarding fireworks, please call your local Fire Department or Montana DNRC at (406) 542-4251

The 3rd Annual Kootenai Wildland Firefighter Challenge & FireSafe Expo Is Huge Success

On June 6, 2015, the 3rd Annual Kootenai Wildland Firefighter Challenge & FireSafe Expo was held in Libby, MT and offered a full day of friendly competition among wildland firefighters, ‘firewise’ demonstrations, food, auction, and dancing.  The hugely successful event raised $12,245.88 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and was attended by more than 283 people.  Congratulations to everyone involved with this amazing event.  Please see photos below for a sampling of activities.

KC 1Attendees took in a variety of  ‘firesafe’ booths and exhibits, as well as wildfire firefighter competitions and equipment.

 

KC 3The left side of this demonstration home shows what a ‘firewised’ home looks like while the right side shows common risks associated with homes that have not been ‘firewised’, including wood piled next to the home and debris in the gutters.

 

 

FEC electrocuting a hot dogIf you’re trapped in a car under a fallen power line, don’t be a’ hot dog’.  This demonstration shows why.

 

KC 4The ‘weighted’ hose drag demonstrates the strength and stamina required of the wildland firefighter.

kc 5‘Wrapping things up’.  This is harder than it looks.

kc 10The ‘Yaak Attackers’ take home the ‘Golden Pulaski’ in the 2015 Kootenai Wildland Firefighters Challenge.  Well done Yaakattackers!!!

kc 11DNRC shows how it’s done from the air.