Missoula Rural Fire District
Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) is in picturesque Western Montana and proudly serves a population of more than 38,000. MRFD is a full-service fire department covering over 80 square miles in Missoula County.
In 2022, MRFD responded to over 3,400 incidents. Many services are provided to the community including Fire, Advanced Life Support, Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Materials Response. The MRFD Community Risk Reduction Division provides Fire Prevention Services, Inspections, Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation, as well as Fire and Life Safety Education. There are currently five fire stations that operate 24 hours a day.
MRFD’s jurisdiction includes three rivers, Interstate 90, many highways, and a mix of industrial, suburban, and rural including wild land urban interface areas. Considering the many year-round, outdoor recreational opportunities and the true four-season climate, MRFD responds to a vast array of incidents daily. Exceptional ongoing training is of utmost priority so our crews are ready for any situation that may arise.
MRFD employs a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and four civilian administrative positions. Operations include 53 career firefighters who work a 24/48 schedule with a K-day every 9th shift. MRFD is also supported by 25 volunteer firefighters, 15 of which are resident firefighters.