Are You Ready To Volunteer?
Rural Montana is struggling to provide enough volunteer firefighters/EMS personnel. With full-time fire departments only being present in more-populated areas, these communities rely on local volunteer departments to be the first responders. If volunteers continue to become scarce, who will answer the call when disaster strikes?
Who Are We?
The Montana Fire Hire program exists to increase awareness of the ongoing need for a crucial resource in our rural Montana communities – the number of capable and competent volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel. Through scholarships, promotions, direct recruitment, social media, and other marketing platforms, Montana Fire Hire is dedicated and passionate about spreading awareness and making a difference in local volunteer fire and EMS departments.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Check out our application below and let us know where you are located, what your experience in fire is, and what role you are looking for. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for taking the first step towards serving your community.
Check Out Our Campaigns:
Be 1 Of Us: be1ofus.org
The “Be 1 Of Us” campaign is designed to promote awareness of the need for volunteer firefighters and EMTs throughout our rural Montana Communities. Currently, the campagin is focused on recruitment in Ravalli, Park, and Lewis & Clark counties.
Park County, MT: pcfirehire.org
Funded under Department of Homeland Security SAFER Grant EMW-2015-FF-00397 awarded to the Paradise Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The “Park County Fire Hire” program works to promote volunteer firefighting and EMS in communities throughout Park County Montana.
Lewis and Clark County, MT: valleyfirehire.org
Funded under Department of Homeland Security SAFER Grant EMW-2016-FF-00495 awarded to the Eastgate Volunteer Fire Department. The “Valley Fire Hire” program works to promote volunteer firefighting and EMS in communities throughout Lewis & Clark County Montana.
Ravalli County, MT: florencefire.us
Funded under Department of Homeland Security SAFER Grant EMW-2017-FF-00325 awarded to the Florence Rural Fire District. The “Be 1 Of Us” campaign is being used to promote volunteer firefighting and EMS in communities throughout Ravalli County Montana.
I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our Proudest Moment Is To Save Lives. Under The Impulse Of Such Thoughts, The Nobility Of The Occupation Thrills Us And Stimulates Us To Deeds Of Daring, Even Of Supreme Sacrifice.Chief Edward F. Croker