What is SW MT COAD?    A man has his arm around a woman to comfort as they view their burned home.

Officially founded in June 2018, the Southwest Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) is an association of local organizations assisting our communities to mobilize and prepare for disasters through coordination, preparation, education, and implementation.  The COAD serves Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties.  

The COAD is your county’s official partner for disaster fundraising, volunteer coordination, sheltering, food distribution and more.

This group of representatives from a variety of area nonprofit organizations meets monthly to plan how they will support community members. They participate in disaster simulations to test their plans. Most recently, SW MT COAD was activated for the COVID pandemic and Bridger Foothills Fire.

If your organization would like to participate in SW MT COAD, the group meets every third Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Gallatin County Emergency Management Command Center at 219 E. Tamarack, Bozeman MT 59715. You are welcome to attend and see if this group is a good fit and how your organization might be helpful to our community before committing to join.

Your county’s Emergency Management website will have the most up-to-date information on current situations of concern or disasters in your area. You can find them here:


For up-to-date information on Spring run-off in your area, check the links above.


COAD Member Organizations


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