Tag Archives: fire

Montana senators want to end ‘fire borrowing’ to ensure enough money is available to fight fires

By | March 5, 2018

The Missoulian reports that the 2017 wildfire season was the most expensive ever, and many members of Congress want to ensure money is always accessible for the U.S. Forest Service to fight blazes. Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines hopes to change the Forest Service funding mechanism of “fire borrowing.” The senator wants to package… Read More »

Wildfire in Western Montana Lecture Series – REMINDER

By | February 19, 2018

FireSafe Flathead and Flathead Valley Community College are hosting a 4-part Community Lecture Series on Wildfire in Western Montana. This first evening we will learn about the history of fire in our area. Where: FVCC Arts and Technology Building, AT139 When: Thursday, February 22 from 6 – 8pm Contact: FireSafe Flathead at firesafeflathead@gmail.com or Ali… Read More »

FEMA denies Montana’s request for $44M in disaster aid after historic fire season

By | January 12, 2018

The Missoulian reports that the federal government has denied Montana’s disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles. Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock’s request for additional aid in late December. Read the full story… Read More »

Fighting Fire with Fire

By | December 8, 2017

The Flathead Beacon has a story that begins… In the mountains of western Montana, amid heavy breaths, radio chatter, banter and clanging gear, firefighters with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes climbed to a crest to light a fire. Their yellow-and-green uniforms, initially camouflaged by dried grass and trees, contrasted with the trench they dug into… Read More »