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Big Sky Fire Department

Big Sky Fire Department

Big Sky, MT 59716

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  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Evacuation planning
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firefighter/ Fire department
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Fuels treatment economics
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Wildfire recovery
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances

“Only Our Best Will Do”
Formed in 1971 and established as a fire district in 1979, the Big Sky Fire Department serves over 80 square miles of south central Montana in the unincorporated mountain resort area of Big Sky. As a full service career fire department, we provide ALS transport emergency medical services, structural and wildland fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue services. In addition, the BSFD performs building and development plan review and inspection, first aid and CPR education, fire prevention and fire safety education and assists the community by providing defensible space education for properties in our wildland urban interface environment.

We are an energetic organization of 29 career firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians working from two stations and responding to about 900 emergency incidents annually. We take great pride in our work and our excellent customer service evaluations, as measured by our client surveys. The department is overseen by an elected Board of Trustees who sets district policies, provides for the annual budget and supervises the fire chief.