Month: June 2020

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED: Entry-level Firefighter

Missoula Rural Fire District is establishing an eligibility list for Entry-level Firefighter. The 2020 base salary for Probationary Firefighter I is $55,712 and Probationary Firefighter I/Paramedic is $60,512 (additional salary depending on qualifications). See MRFD links below for more information.

About Missoula Rural Fire District

Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) is located in picturesque Western Montana and proudly serves a population of more than 40,000. MRFD is a full-service fire department covering over 98 square miles in Missoula County.

In 2019, MRFD responded to over 2500 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 wildland-urban interface areas. Considering the many year-round, outdoor recreational opportunities and the true four-season climate, Missoula Rural Fire District responds to a vast array of incidents on a daily basis. Exceptional ongoing training is of utmost priority so our crews are ready for any situation that may arise.

Missoula Rural Fire District employs a Fire Chief, two Assistant Fire Chiefs, and three civilian administrative positions. Operations include 52 career firefighters who work a 24/48 schedule with a K-day every 9th shift. MRFD is also supported by 24 volunteer firefighters.

The application period opens June 29, 2020, and applications must be received at MRFD Station 1 no later than 5:00 pm MDT on July 17, 2020. For more information, please visit

The Missoula Rural Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, or national origin or because of age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex when the reasonable demands of the position do not require an age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex distinction.

MRFD Recruitment Process

2020 Entry-level Firefighter Application 


June MRFD Board of Trustees Meeting

Missoula Rural Fire District Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

June 9, 2020, 7:00pm

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