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Gallatin County Emergency Management

Preparing Our Community

Serving Belgrade, Bozeman, Manhattan, Three Forks, West Yellowstone & Unincorporated Gallatin County.

 

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Current Information

Earthquakes!

Looking for information on recent earthquakes around SW Montana?  The USGS operates an interactive online mapper that you can view recent activity interactively.  Visit the mapper at Earthquake.USGS.gov.

Make “Safe Thinking” Your Holiday Motto

As we approach the Fourth of July Emergency Management encourages everyone to make “Safe Thinking” your motto as you are out celebrating.  Around the 4th of July holiday many people spend time with family and friends celebrating during our nice weather, but unfortunately the difference between a good time and an accident is a very fine line.  Emergency Management asks our community to think about the following thoughts while celebrating:

  • The grass is green, but vegetation and homes can still catch fire.  Think proactively about where you are setting fireworks off and where they will end up after being lit.
  • Fireworks are fun, but treat them with extreme respect.  Their behavior can be hard to predict and they frequently fail.  It is really easy to be harmed by fireworks as they burn extremely hot and will immediately burn skin.  Watch your kids closely.
  • Now is a great time to enjoy bon fires.  Ensure you safely construct your fire to keep it from accidentally spreading.  Keep a safe distance from the fire, every year people are injured from falling into recreational fires.
  • Don’t forget about your pet’s safety.  Keep them in a safe environment and ensure they have ID tags in case they get lost.

Preparedness

60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60 years since the 1959 M7.3 Hebgen Lake earthquake: its history and effects on the Yellowstone region Release Date: AUGUST 5,...

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing sandbags for flooding events can be a very effective tool in preventing damage to property.  However, like any flood...

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60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60 years since the 1959 M7.3 Hebgen Lake earthquake: its history and effects on the Yellowstone region Release Date: AUGUST 5,...

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing sandbags for flooding events can be a very effective tool in preventing damage to property.  However, like any flood...

Trail Creek Train Derailment

Trail Creek Train Derailment

Montana Rail Link Comment At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of...

Annual Community Notification System Update

Annual Community Notification System Update

Each year I send one message to everyone who has registered the Community Notification System to share changes, pass on...

The Difference Mitigation Makes

The Difference Mitigation Makes

In the Emergency Management world mitigation activities are sometimes the most challenging projects to justify funding requests for when officials...

What about the pets!

Horseshoe Fire Update 9:30 AM 9/14/18

Crews headed out to the fire this morning to build and improve fireline; search for heat along the fires perimeter;...

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