Month: January 2021

Retired Battalion Chief Dan Merritt Memorial

UPDATE: Click the following link to view an edited video of the memorial service: BC Dan Merritt Memorial

All in-person attendees please RSVP through the link above. The current plan is to start an Engine processional at 11 am. It will begin at the Fort Missoula, proceeding east on South Ave to Reserve St, north on Reserve to 3rd St, east on Reserve St to Russell St, north on Russell to Wyoming, east on Wyoming to the parking lot of Allegiance Field. The ceremony will begin at Noon at the end of the procession. The ceremony will take place at Allegiance Field, 700 Cregg Lane. It will last approximately one hour, from 12 pm-1 pm.

In-Person Attendance at the Allegiance Field: All in-person attendees at the event will be required to wear a mask and maintain social-distancing guidelines throughout the event. All attendees, upon arrival, will be assigned to a pod/group by one of the ushers for small-group seating at the event. Please refrain from mingling with other friends, shaking hands, hugs, etc. The only way we can accomplish a safe event for everyone, and abide by the local Health Department guidelines is with cooperation by all.

Processional Route Attendees: If you plan to park along the processional route to watch the procession of apparatus, please do not gather in groups outside of your vehicle. Make sure you are parked in a safe location that is for public parking. We ask that you remain with your vehicle. Thank you. For all other interested people, the event will be live-streamed and broadcasted to allow for viewing at home.

A memorial fund has been set up for funeral costs and other expenses associated with his passing. To donate, click on the following link: BC Dan Merritt Memorial Fund

January MRFD Board of Trustees Meeting

Missoula Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 12th, 2020 at 7:00P.M. PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 20-10, adopted April 14, 2020 the Board of Trustees is limiting in person participation to its meetings in accordance with the Governor’s Directive and Opinion of the Attorney General. The location of the meeting will be virtual via Zoom. To join the Zoom Meeting go to:

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