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Gallatin County Emergency Management

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

 

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Current Information

Open Burning Ends November 30 in Gallatin County

The last day for opening burning in 2019 is November 30th in Gallatin County.  Open Burning is permitted from March 1 to November 30th each year in Montana with a valid burn permit.  Individuals in Gallatin County with a valid burn permit are reminded to finish their fall burning in the next two weeks.

After December 1st, only individuals conducting burning under special authorizations separate from Burn Permits (such as Hazard Reduction Agreements, land management agencies, etc…) in coordination with Montana Department of Environmental Quality are able to conduct burning.  This annual closure for Open Burning is in place to avoid affecting air quality with our frequent stagnant air in the winter season.

More information on Open Burning in Gallatin County is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com/burn-permits.

Great Montana Shakeout – October 17, 2019

The Great Montana Shakeout is an annual earthquake exercise that takes place at 10:17 am on October 17, 2019.  This is a great opportunity to spend a couple minutes wherever you are to practice and review what you would do in an earthquake.  A wide variety of material for many audiences is available to support you and your organization during the exercises at www.shakeout.org/montana/resources/.

Preparedness

Family Emergency Plan

Family Emergency Plan

Being prepared doesn’t need to be hard! Will you receive direct notifications from emergency officials?  Often once of the more...

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,...

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Articles

Time to Practice!

Time to Practice!

Family Emergency Plan

Family Emergency Plan

Being prepared doesn’t need to be hard! Will you receive direct notifications from emergency officials?  Often once of the more...

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!

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