FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION
The Big Sky Fire Department takes an active role in fire safety education and provention in our community. In addition to performing annual fire safety inspections in all commercial occupancies, BSFD personnel are always willing to consult with property owners regarding fire safety inside the home, in utilizing fire resistent construction materials during building as well as how to create defensible spaces around homes to lessen exposure during wildfires. For some easy tips on staying fire safe, please take a look at this Home Safety Checklist and call BSFD at 995-2100 for additional information.
Big Sky is a Firewise Community and particpates in FireSafe Montana, Firewise Communities and the Ready, Set Go fire prevention programs, along with the Big Sky Natural Resource Council and the Gallatin County Extension Office , among other efforts.
For information regarding fire inspections, please click this link for a list of common issues identified during the process.
The Gallatin County Extension Office has a fuels reduction program for private properties and has funding to assist homeowners in making the areas around their homes more fire safe. To get more information regarding this program, please click here.
Being prepared in the event of an emergency starts with you! Please take a look at our 72 Hour Preparedness Kit for ideas on how to be better prepared. Stay aware of threats to the community by registering with the Emergency Preparedness Notification System / Reverse 911 .
Additional valuable preparation information is available at the Gallatin County Emergency Management and the national Ready.gov website.
Campfire and other outside fire information can be found here: smokeybear.com .
FIRE SAFETY FOR KIDS
Fun fire safety websites:
Smokey Bear for Kids
Sparky the Fire Dog
Code Red Rover
FEMA for Kids
OPEN BURNING INFORMATION
The Big Sky area has over 100 homeowner assocations, each with it's own regulations on open burning. It is important that you check with your HOA before seeking a burn permit as you may be incurring fines and penalties for covenant violations.
Please follow open burning regulations closely as violators may be prosecuted for failing to follow state statue. Refer to our Open Burning Information page for permit and opening burning information.
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