News and Press Releases

  • Fire | Mon Mar 14th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Operation Prom is coming to a high school near you. This year, Operation Prom will focus on distracted driving (texting and cell phone use) demonstrating the similarities in vehicle behavior and real life consequences to that of drunk driving. The goal is to make the event as realistic as possible, in the hope of preventing vehicle related tragedies in our community. This year’s demonstrations involve staged, two-vehicle crashes at both Great Falls and CMR High schools. The event will be held at CMR High School on March 16, at 2:30 p.m. and at Great Falls High School on March 17,  at 3:10 p.m. 

  • Fire | Fri Feb 19th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire Rescue is proud to announce seven promotions! A Pinning Ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South) to recognize these individuals. A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony in the Gibson Room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Fire | Tue Dec 8th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Fire Fighters will be making their Care Enough to Wear Pink check presentation to Women Against Breast Cancer and the Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute at 11:30 a.m. on  Friday, December  11, at Fire Station #1 (105 9th Street South). This year local fire fighters raised $8,000 by selling Care Enough to Wear Pink t-shirts to support cancer awareness and education.

  • Fire | Wed Oct 28th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Monday, October 26, Ron Scott was appointed as the new Assistant Fire Chief for Great Falls Fire Rescue.  Ron has had a long career with GFFR. He started as a firefighter in 1987 and was promoted to Captain in 2000.  Over the past 28 years, Ron has been a valuable member of the team and contributed to the success of the department. His Promotion Ceremony will be Friday, October 30, at 4 p.m., at Fire Station 1 (105 9th Street South). 

  • Fire | Fri Oct 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire and Rescue, the local American Red Cross and United Way of Cascade County are partnering to install free smoke alarms in as many as 250 Great Falls homes. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms on Friday, Oct. 23, as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring. If you would like a new smoke alarm installed in your home, please call 1-800-272-6668 by Oct. 17.

  • Fire | Fri Sep 25th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire Fighters, IAFF Local #8, are excited to announce that the Care Enough to Wear Pink Campaign will be back next month! During the month of October residents have the opportunity to purchase a Care Enough to Wear Pink t-shirt for $20 to support cancer awareness and education. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute and Women Against Breast Cancer.

  • Fire | Thu Sep 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire Rescue invites the community to a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Free Pancake Breakfast this Friday at Fire Station One (105 9th Street S) from 7:45-10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to join firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. During the event (7-8:45 a.m.), 1st Avenue South will be closed from 9th – 10th Street to accommodate the ceremony. Parking for those attending the event has been identified near the Fire Station, learn more here. 

  • Fire | Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The community is invited to a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Open House on Friday, September 11, at Fire Station One (105 9th Street S) from 7:45-10 a.m. The ceremony will honor emergency service personnel and the victims who died during the tragic events of 9/11. Residents are encouraged to join firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel at the event. After the Remembrance Ceremony residents are invited to an open house and free pancake breakfast.

  • Fire | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Many families enjoy the 4th of July holiday with firework displays at their own home. While they may be exciting and fun, they can also be dangerous, causing serious burns and injuries. Great Falls Fire Rescue wants to remind those setting off fireworks over the holiday to take the necessary steps and precautions to keep themselves and others safe.  Always be aware of the risks of accidents, personal injury and fires associated with the use of fireworks. Great Falls Fire Rescue has provided residents with safety tips to follow this 4th of July season.

  • Fire | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In preparation for the upcoming fire season, Great Falls Fire Rescue and Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite residents of the Valley View area to an informational meeting at Fire Station Two (731 6th St. NW) on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. to learn about the fire dangers associated with living in the wildland-urban interface. Homeowners will learn how to better protect their property from grass/brush fires that typically occur in the area.

  • Fire | Wed May 20th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City Manager Greg Doyon announced the appointment of Steve Hester as the next Great Falls Fire Chief. Hester has over 37 years in fire service and has been the Great Falls Fire Rescue Assistant Chief since 2004. Hester has had an extensive career in fire service and has worked in just about every discipline in the profession. Congratulations Steve!

  • Fire | Wed May 13th, 2015 | full story

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    PRESS RELEASE
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  • Fire | Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Fire | Tue Mar 10th, 2015 | full story

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  • Fire | Fri Feb 13th, 2015 | full story

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  • Fire | Mon Dec 29th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Fire Chief Randy McCamley will be retiring at the end of December.  The public is invited to a reception to celebrate his 31 years of service to the community and Great Falls Fire Rescue. The reception will be held on Tuesday, December 30, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S). Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the Fire Chief’s Retirement Reception contact the City Manager’s Office at 455-8417.

  • Fire | Thu Dec 4th, 2014 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Fire | Thu Dec 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Calls to the 911 Dispatch Center have significantly slowed down over the past few hours and the temperature is warming, which is improving hazardous conditions related to today’s ‘ice event.’ Residents are being asked to use caution when encountering icy conditions on roadways, sidewalks and parking lots. Business owners are encouraged to continue to de-ice their sidewalks and parking lots. The Parade of Lights is still scheduled to take place this evening at 6 p.m. in Downtown Great Falls. For more information contact Great Falls Fire Rescue at 7272-8070.

  • Fire | Tue Dec 2nd, 2014 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Fire | Fri Nov 21st, 2014 | full story

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  • Fire | Thu Sep 11th, 2014 | full story

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  • Fire | Tue Sep 9th, 2014 | full story

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  • Fire | Thu Aug 28th, 2014 | full story

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  • Fire | Thu Jun 12th, 2014 | full story

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  • Fire | Wed Mar 5th, 2014 | full story

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