Open Burning in Gallatin County Starts March 1 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:35:00 +0000)

Open Burning in Gallatin County begins March 1st.  People wishing to conduct burning in Gallatin County can begin on March 1st after obtaining a permit at

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Submitting 2015 Tier 2 Reports (Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:48:00 +0000)

We've made changes for submission of Tier 2 Reports in Gallatin County for 2015.  Starting with 2015 submissions, Gallatin County is requiring your Tier 2 Submissions to be submitted utilizing the E-Plan system at  This is the same system utilized by the State of Montana creating a one stop online system for your submissions.

Please visit for more information.

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New Disaster Welfare Inquiry Tool (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:56:00 +0000)

GCEM Media Release

Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2350
Release:  141104-01

New Disaster Welfare Inquiry Tool

Bozeman, MT - Facebook recently released Safety Check to help obtain the status of those in the area of large disasters.  Sharing the status of those affected by disasters is often a frustrating experience for those affected as well as their family and friends trying to find out if they are ok.  The process of helping people find out the status of loved ones in the affected disaster area is typically referred to as Disaster Welfare Inquiries and is often challenging due to people being displaced and communication systems being overloaded.

Safety Check automatically opens a message in Facebook for those in the affected area of a disaster asking if they are ok.  The user can then select a couple options such as "I'm Safe or I'm Not in the Area."  After selecting an option their selection is posted to their Facebook Timeline as a special post for their friends to see.  Facebook users are recommended to become familiar with this feature so they recognize it in the case they, or a family member, uses is someday.  While not a perfect solution, this provides another tool for those in disasters to communicate with their family quickly and effectively.

More information is available at:



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