Florence Rural Fire District is to provide residents, within the established legal boundries of the fire district, services supplied by trained volunteer personnel, which may include, but are not limited to, fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical aid, with the resources available to the fire district.
FOR THE YEAR 2014, VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF THE FLORENCE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 350 CALLS. THIS IS A RECORD NUMBER OF CALLS FOR THE DISTRICT, WITH OVER 70% OF THE CALLS BEING FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
VOLUNTEER MEMBERS PROUDLY SERVE THE FLORENCE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT COMMUNITY, RESPONDING TO ALL CALLS FOR SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
BURNING SEASON OPENS MARCH 1
Open burning starts March 1, 2015 for all residences in Ravalli and Missoula Counties. A new burn permit system has been implemented in Ravalli County. Anyone wishing to burn anywhere in Ravalli County will be required to have a burn permit. To obtain your permit in either Ravalli our Missoula county, please go to www.BurnPermit.mt.gov and follow the instructions to obtain your permit. Currently, in Ravalli County, the permit is free. In the future, a fee might be applied. In Missoula County, the normal $5.00 fee applies.
When you obtain your permit, please follow the directions for when you want to burn. Do not call the old dispatch number to report that you are burning. Please call the new number 1-866-212-6318 or go on line to www. BurnPermit.mt.gov to activate your permit for burning. This activation number or using the online activation system applies to all burn permits in either Ravalli or Missoula County.
If you need assistance in obtaining a burn permit in either county, members of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department will be available on Saturdays starting in March from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon to assist in issuing burn permits. This will be at Florence Fire Station 1 on Holloway Drive, behind the Town Pump in Florence.