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Trail Creek Wildfire

Here are a few ways to prevent and prepare for wildfires:

 

  • Clean out gutters, roofs and other areas where debris has settled
  • Avoid burning on windy days and never leave a burn pile unattended
  • Maintain equipment to reduce sparks and check that trailer chains do not drag
  • Create an evacuation plan and practice the route with family members
  • Practice campfire safety by ensuring your fire is dead out before leaving the campsite
  • Keep the space around your home clear of dense vegetation
  • Help your community by organizing a wildfire preparedness event

More information available at: ReadyGallatin.com/wildfire



 

30 Apr Protecting your home from wildfires

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BOZEMAN – Montana’s wildfire season has already started in some parts of the state, and fire departments and emergency managers urging you to get ready this spring.“It doesn’t matter where you live, your house could be exposed to fire,” Gallatin County Emergency Manager Patrick Lonergan said. “You could live out in the woods or in a subdivision. A wildfire could threaten your home.” May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Montana, and the Governor’s Office as well as fire personnel around the state are working to raise awareness about wildland fire safety, community preparedness and fire prevention. “Everybody’s going to have to work together,” Craig Campbell of the Trust Land & Forestry said about w

14 Apr Beehive Basin Avalanche 4/11/15

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  On Saturday, April 11, 2015 four skiers entered the Hanging Garden Couloir on Beehive Peak north of Big Sky, Montana in the northern Madison Range. One skier triggered and was caught in a very small avalanche that carried him over cliffs about 300 feet tall. He was not buried in the avalanche debris but died of trauma. The avalanche happened at 11:58 a.m. at 10,400 feet and was 10-20 feet wide and one foot deep for about 6 feet of its width. The victim was carried approximately 700 vertical feet. The avalanche danger was rated LOW on the day of the accident. U.S. classification of the avalanche is SS-AS-R1-D1.    

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04 May Wildfire Awareness Month

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May is Wildfire Awareness Month here in Montana, and many other states in the West.  When I think about wildfire awareness, my mind focuses on two area that people can make a difference in; preventing a fire from starting and mitigating their property’s fire risk.  Both of these

07 Apr Homeland Security Grants

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  Have you ever wondered what Homeland Security Grants have been used for here in Gallatin County?  Occasionally a news article will appear talking about both successes and failures with Homeland Security Grants around the country.  Here are some examples of how this funding has

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