HISTORY

   Volunteers Serving with Pride 


   The Florence Fire Department will be donating all proceeds from our        pancake breakfast to the family of Carli Miller, on August 12th from        0800-1200.


  So, please mark your calendars and come with your wallets full and           your stomachs empty, as we reach out to bless our community.


  Carli Miller of Lolo, 8 years old, was the passenger in a vehicle that was   hit by a pickup truck.  She died of her injuries from the accident.  All       proceeds go directly to her family to help with expenses.


                                          Thank you for your support!


How did it all start? 

History of

 Florence  Fire 

Florence, Montana                                                                                                                                                   Official Website

Burn permits required between March 1 and November 31 of each year.

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FLORENCE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT

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FIRE DANGER:EXTREME 

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS


Summer has arrived in Montana, and with the continued hot and dry weather conditions, the local area fire danger is now EXTREME.  When using any type of fire outside, please make sure that you are fire safe, and that your fire is under control at all times. Stage 2 fire restrictions are also in effect in the Western Montana region.  


​Under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited at any time until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • The use of fireworks.
  • Operating motorized vehicle off designated roads and trails.


The following acts are prohibited from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.:

  • Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine for felling, bucking, skidding, road building or firewood gathering.
  • Welding, or operating acetylene or other type torch with open flame.
  • Using an explosive.


A one-hour patrol in the work area is required following the cessation of all activities as identified above.

There are exemptions, which do not relieve the individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity:

  • Persons with written authorization from County Commissioners that specifically authorize the otherwise prohibited act
  • Within the confines of residential use, persons using a cooking device fueled by liquid petroleum fuels that can be turned on and off, or a commercial BBQ that utilizes charcoal briquettes.        
  • Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator
  • Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads and trails.
  • Emergency repair of public utilities
  • Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  • Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force, in the performance of an official duty.
  • All land within a city boundary is exempted.
  • Agricultural activity (other than open burning) unrelated to forest harvest if fire extinguisher or fire suppression equipment is immediately available
  • Residential and commercial lawn care.
  • Construction site activities if: Site prep work has been completed (i.e. foundations excavated, site cleared of vegetation, etc.) and a fire extinguisher or fire suppression equipment is immediately available.



OUTSIDE  BURNING CLOSED
All outside burning is CLOSED in Missoula and Ravalli Counties due to EXTREME Fire Danger.


​​                                   BE FIRE SAFE!
            In case of Emergencies, call 911




FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST 

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 12, 2017

 

   8 am - 12 Noon

at the Florence Fire station

on Holloway Lane in Florence.

(behind Town Pump)

​  Enjoy Pancakes, Eggs, 

Bacon and Sausage!

  Everyone is invited!