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28 Aug Small Fire Burning Between Bozeman and Livingston

 Bozeman, MT – Firefighters are currently fighting the 4 acre Willow Creek Fire, which is located in Bangtail Creek area on the north side of Interstate 90 between Bozeman and Livingston. Seven smokejumpers, 2 Forest Service engines, one helicopter, and two heavy airtankers dropping retardant are currently on scene of the fire. More resources have been ordered to arrive at the fire Saturday. There are currently no structures threatened by this fire. The cause has not yet been determined. The Willow Creek Fire was first reported around 4:55 Friday evening to Custer Gallatin Forest fire officials, and resources were deployed quickly. Firefighters will remain on scene through the night. Smoke from this fire has been visible from some area

06 Aug Drone Awareness

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Drones are fun, but potentially deadly in the wrong place Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), generally called drones, are gaining in popularity. Although drones are fun to fly, they can be deadly if flown near wildfires. Drones can interfere with wildland fire air traffic, such as air tankers, helicopters, and other firefighting aircraft that are necessary to suppress wildland fires. Aerial firefighting missions including aerial supervision, air tanker retardant drops, helicopter water drops, and smokejumper paracargo occur between ground level and 200 feet above ground level, which is the same altitude that many hobbyist drones fly. Hobbyist drones and firefighting aircraft don’t mix. All authorized aircraft on an incident maintain rad

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16 Jul Emergency Cellular Systems

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  Have you heard stories about how the cellular providers will put service into an area where it didn’t previously exist in a matter of a day or two? Most of the cellular providers in the United States have systems in place like Verizon’s Crisis Response Team that can

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