Wildfire Prevention

Living and working in Montana, wildfires are a continuous concern of our region. Along with other local agencies, the Missoula Fire Department participates in wildfire prevention and awareness. We encourage our community to stay "Fire Wise" and at the ready. Below is information on current wildfire information, fire restrictions, and resources along with how to protect your family and home.

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Current Wildfire Information, Fire Restrictions, & Resources

As the seasons change, so do our fire restrictions. Wildfires start year round in Montana but are at their peak during the summer months when the weather can be hot and dry. Below is current information regarding fire restrictions, wildfire information, and resources to stay informed.


Wildfire Information & Resources

Follow the links below for current fire information, restrictions, and additional resources.

Wildfire Prevention: Protect Your Family and Home

The Missoula Fire Department provides free defensible space consultations in the Missoula wild land urban interface. You can call 406-552-6210 during normal business hours to schedule a consultation. You can also use these resources to prepare your home and protect your family and pets from wild land fires.

Ready, Set, Go Program

The Ready Set Go Program, designed and managed by the International Fire Chief Association seeks to develop and improve the dialogue between fire departments and the residents they serve. The program's intent is to help local fire departments teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas how to best prepare themselves and their properties against the threat of wildland fires.

Ready: Mitigation & Readiness

Set: Evacuation Preparedness

Go: Evacuation

Working to keep you safe

The Missoula Fire Department and it's neighboring fire & forest service agencies are hard at work to make Missoula a "Firewise" Community under the guideline's of the NFPA's Firewise USA program. This program assesses a community's readiness for wildfire and assists with educating, coordinating and implementing safe practices in areas where wildfire poses as a threat.