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Gallatin County Emergency Management

Current Information

Emergency Alert System Test Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System nationwide this Wednesday.  The test will be carried on television and radio stations at 12:20 pm on Wednesday, September 27th here in Montana.  The test will not be transmitted over the NOAA Weather Radio System or by the Wireless Emergency Alert system on cellular phones.

More information on the Emergency Alert System can be obtained at https://www.readygallatin.com/public-warning/emergency-alert-system/.

Wet Weather Brings Fall Burning Opportunities

 

With fall weather setting in many fire departments are opening up burning for those with burn permits.  With increased precipitation the ability for individuals to conduct safe fall burning increases, but everyone is reminded to use safe controlled burn practices as large wildfires are still possible.  Anyone wishing to conduct a controlled burn should visit burnpermits.mt.gov to see if your fire department is allowing burning and to activate your burn permit.

The following fire departments are allowing open burning as of Thursday (9/21) at 5:00 pm.

  • Big Sky Fire Department
  • Belgrade Fire Department
  • Bozeman Fire Department
  • Central Valley Fire District
  • Fort Ellis Fire Service Area
  • Gallatin Gateway Fire Department
  • Hebgen Basin Fire District
  • Hyalite Fire Department
  • Manhattan Fire District
  • Three Forks Fire Department
  • Gallatin River Ranch Fire District
  • Willow Creek Fire District

The following fire departments are currently closed to open burning.

  • Amsterdam Fire Department
  • Bridger Canyon Fire District
  • Clarkston Fire Service Area
  • Sedan Fire District

Remember to burn safely!  Gallatin County is no stranger to fall wildfires.

Information on safely burning with a burn permit is available at:  https://www.readygallatin.com/community-resources/burn-permits.

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