Montana News

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Butte: Fire crews extinguish commercial structure fire at Bert Mooney Airport

Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department and Home Atherton Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a commercial structure fire in Butte late Saturday night. According to Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department, crews responded to multiple reports of a large building on fire at the Bert Mooney Airport. Engines 1, 2 and 3 arrived on scene and found a large equipment shop on fire. Crews had limited access to the fire as the power was down for the security gates, but knocked down most of the fire an hour after they arrived. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department reports no injuries occurred and that an investigation is taking place to determine the cause of the fire. A-1 Ambulance and Home Atherton and Race Track assisted during the fire.
KECI-TV NBC 13 Missoula

Friday, May 24, 2024

Ceremony honors emergency medical services across Montana

VIDEO: The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services hosted its annual EMS awards on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, recognizing emergency responders, dispatchers and ambulance services. “Emergencies occur at all times of day and night, and when those calls happen, you are being pulled away from your family, your job or a special event – and the list goes on,” said Governor Greg Gianforte. “Thank you for being there when you're most needed and for making those sacrifices.” One of the winners was Hinsdale Ambulance Service, an all-volunteer service from a small Hi-Line community. Dorothy Jensen, an advanced EMT and co-manager, said they largely fund their programs through fundraisers like auctioning pies. The service was recognized for their work to be ready for helping children.
KRTV CBS 3 Great Falls

Honoring the memory of the smokejumpers lost in the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire

PHOTOS: This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the Mann Gulch Fire near Helena. In coordination with the Last Chance Backcountry Horsemen, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest replaced four of the monuments honoring the thirteen firefighters who perished in the 1949 fire. Pack mules carried the new monuments to the Mann Gulch site in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. A team of Forest Service staff alongside Montana Discovery Foundation installed the new monuments and will return to clean and paint the new crosses. “We could not do this work without all of the volunteers and partners supporting it,” said Helena Ranger District Trails and Wilderness Coordinator Lucas Parriman.
KSEN-AM 1150 Shelby

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