For the sixth year in a row, a group of Bozeman firefighters is training and fundraising to participate in a punishing stairclimb competition that raises money for a good cause.
The 25th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb takes place in the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle on March 6.
We often hear the firefighters quote "my mind will never forget what my eyes have seen" and this remains true for all firefighters including Bozeman's.
As much as we see daily we find ourselves unknowingly relying on our fire family for comfort, then at home we look to our loved ones for the same.
This weeks fire was no different.
Montana State Council and Montana State Firemen's Association
August 2-5 2016
All Convention Sessions at the Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Rd.
Big Sky, MT 59716
Big Sky Firefighter’s Local 4732 and Central Valley Firefighter’s Local 4939 are honored to be hosting the 2016 State Convention.
Bozeman FireFighters have a team of 6 set up for the Scott Fire Fighters StairClimb for Leukemia and Lymphoma in Seattle Washington! ALL PROCEEDS go directly to the LLS DONATE HERE THANK YOU!!
Some fun facts: In 2014 Bozeman Fires team finished in 5th place overall in team time, and in 2015 finished 3rd per capita in fundraising.
Bozeman fire calls expected to hit all-time high
BOZEMAN, Mont. -
The Bozeman Fire Department is dealing with a big increase in emergency calls. Based on the city's growth rate, the fire chief said he expects to see an all-time high for calls by the end of 2015.
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Buffalo Restoration is teaming up with Kenyon Noble and the Bozeman Fire Department to make sure emergency personal can find your house if you should call them for help during an emergency situation.
Montana has a significant number of homes within the wildland…urban interface. If you live in these areas realize that wildfires occur each year and there are things you can do to minimize the potential impact to your property. When weather conditions are conducive to a high wildfire danger The National Weather Service will issue fire weather watches or red flag warningsWildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now - before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home, and property.
People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.
Contact your local fire department, health department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
Report hazardous conditions that could cause a wildfire.
Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
Ensure adequate accessibility by large fire vehicles to your property.
Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Make a list of your neighbors' skills such as medical or technical. Consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs such as elderly or disabled persons. Make plans to take care of children who may be on their own if parents can't get home.