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August MRFD Board of Trustees Meeting

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Board of Trustees August Meeting Documents (1)

Board of Trustees Meeting Documents (2)

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 mrfdfire.org.

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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Board of Trustees June Meeting Documents

June Car Seat Event Cancelled

In response to COVID-19, the Missoula Rural Fire District is canceling the June Car Seat Event. The safety of our community is our primary concern and we hope to resume car seat installations in July. Thank you for your understanding.

Update: Upcoming Resident/Volunteer Testing & Interviews

The Missoula Rural Fire District has scheduled the following dates for Resident/Volunteer Firefighter testing and interviews

 

June 1st – Volunteer Applications Due by 5:00 pm. Please note, applications are only available from our website and must be submitted via email or mail.

June 4th – Resident Firefighter Work Capacity Test & Interviews, 8:00 am at MRFD Station One

June 5th – Resident Firefighter Work Capacity Test & Interviews, 8:00 am at MRFD Station One

June 30th (Tentative) – Notification of Acceptance Pending Background Check

Volunteer testing and interview dates will be posted at a later time. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, these dates are subject to change.

For more information about the Work Capacity Test click here. The application can be found in our Forms section and by clicking here. If you have any other questions please call MRFD Station 1 at (406) 549-6172. Email applications to hsather@mrfdfire.org or mail them to Missoula Rural Fire District, 2521 South Ave. W, Missoula, MT 59804

 

May MRFD Board of Trustees Meeting

Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive that residents are not allowed to leave their residences to attend government-centered meetings and the AG’s opinion that remote meetings are allowed during the COVID-19 emergency, MRFD will hold its regularly scheduled May Board of Trustees meeting by remote means.  To join the meeting, please follow the instructions below:

Topic: MRFD Board of Trustees Meeting

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Board of Trustees May Meeting Documents

May Car Seat Event Cancelled

In response to COVID-19, the Missoula Rural Fire District is canceling the April Car Seat Event. The safety of our community is our primary concern and we hope to resume car seat installations as soon as we can. We will continue with updates as the situation develops. Thank you for your understanding.

Ladder Truck Surplus Sale

MISSOULA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – LADDER TRUCK SURPLUS SALE, BOARD OF TRUSTEES RESOLUTION #:2020-8.

Missoula Rural Fire District is accepting sealed auction bids to purchase a surplus ladder truck. The surplus ladder truck is a 1989 PEMFAB Imperial Chassis, American Eagle Sky Eagle 300 Body and LTI 25-55 Aerial.

Please visit mrfdfire.org for more details and photos on selected items. To schedule an appointment to view the surplus vehicle or for questions regarding this sale please contact Brian LaForest, Resource Manager at 406-544-4075 or Paul Finlay, Assistant Chief at 406-549-6172.

Please submit sealed bids to: Missoula Rural Fire District, Attention: Ladder Truck Bid, 2521 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59804.

In your bid please include your name, contact information, and the bid amount. The minimum bid is $25,000.00 based upon a third-party valuation.

Bids must be received by 4:00 pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday, June 1st, 2020 in order to qualify.

This surplus ladder truck will be sold in “as is” condition with no warranty expressed or implied by the Fire District. Bids will After a be opened at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 and the successful bidder will be contacted Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The successful bidder will be responsible for pickup of the surplus vehicle.

2019 Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium Dates

MRFD is a member of the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium. Career Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT candidates are always drawn from the annual Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium pool.
The testing for 2019 will be May 20-23rd in Great Falls, MT. The written test will be on Monday the 20th and all who pass will be randomly scheduled for the CPAT on the 21st, 22nd, or 23rd. There will also be a CPAT orientation April 19-20th where candidates will be able to practice the physical portion of the test.
For more information visit: http://www.mtfiretesting.org/