MISSOULA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT
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Missoula County Montana
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NEWS & EVENTS - MISSOULA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT (MRFD) ~ Missoula County Montana
Tue Oct 13th
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KITCHEN FIRES & SMOKE ALARMS
#1 Cause of Home Fires: Cooking equipment - est. 147,400 or 40% (2008- 10). Install / check smoke
alarms ! Practice your fire escape plan.
2013 FIRE SEASON
Local Author One of Many to Say THANKS
FEDERAL SAFER GRANT allows "adequate number of firefighter/EMTs to arrive within initial minutes of an emergency" AND "more complete,
immediate action to save lives or fight fires."
-- March Smokescreen
10 am - 2 pm
CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK*
Two career-firefighter/ EMT- emergency response: Why does it matter?
(April 2014 Smokescreen).
VOTERS APPROVE MAY MILL LEVY REQUEST.
Officials THANK The Public for May 6th Support of Resolution 2014-1: Mill Levy Request to
*CALL 406 549-6172
MRFD's new goal: Save $$ for more homeowners in insurance costs. News in June 2014 Smokescreen.
Fill-The-Boot SUCCESS AGAIN
Missoula Rural Firefighters, IAFF Local 2457 collected $8,926 to FILL THE BOOT for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA). Thanks to all who helped us on Sept 12th fill our Firefighter Boot with cash/ check donations for
the local folks with muscle disease.
MRFD marks Oct. 1, 2014 as new era. Levy saves 6 firefighter jobs set to be lost on Sept 30. In the archived
FIREFIGHTER FRANK PUPPET SHOW TIME
IN THE SCHOOLS
COATS FOR KIDS
Missoula Firefighters are again asking the public to help kids keep warm. Donate a coat in October. Learn more about helping.
^ MRFD Firefighters record the extreme
temperatures experienced during house-fire training.
ICY CREEK RESCUE
Tools & Techniques
FIREFIGHTERS RAISE $$$$ FOR CHARITY
MRFD Firefighters Beat Seattle Stairclimb 2014 Times & Donation !
UNAWARE DRIVERS &
Missoula VFW Post 209 presented two service awards to MRFD
Firefighter of the Year:
Cptn. Michael Bowman
EMTof the Year:
Engineer Jason Dufner
Fire Mitigation Help
Call us at 549-6172.
SOFTBALL WIN !
MRFD firefighters & Missoula Police Officers played their annual game on Aug 17th. This
year, MRFD claimed the bragging rights with a score of 17 to 4.
Volunteers & Residents
now due on the
5th of each month !
+ We have a new form for recording your time.
Call Station 1 for Details
Top Three Ways to Prepare for a Wildfire:
1. Design and landscape your home with wildfire safety in mind. Use materials and
plants that can help contain fire rather than fuel it.
2. Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type)
and show them where it's kept.
3. Regularly clean roof and gutters.
Do You Know What To Do ?
Melissa Schnee, Office Mgr.
Montana native, Melissa Schnee is our new Office Manager: an Accountant with a PHR (Professional in Human Resources), Melissa's is "excited" to join the MRFD "to support the Fire Fighters that serve our neighbors here in our community.”
Newly restored Old Engine 1
Dedicated & Debuts At UM
Homecoming Parade 9/26
Do you/your family have a communications plan in an emergency? September 30th was
Nat'l Preparedness Day to culminate Month.
OCTOBER 4- 10th National Fire Prevention Week / Theme :
HEAR THE BEEP
WHEN YOU SLEEP. Every Bedroom Needs a Working SMOKE ALARM.