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 OPEN PERMITS NOW REQUIRED
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.
Please remember, that due to a lack of rain so far this spring, field conditions are dryer then normal. Please pay special attention to weather conditions and fuel conditions when burning. If when burning, and conditions change, and you are concerned for the overall control of your fire, please call 911 for assistance.