Gallatin County Emergency Management

Preparing Our Community

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

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Current Information

Wildfire Mitigation Opportunities

Gallatin County has funding for supporting implementation of wildfire mitigation projects in several areas of the Gallatin Valley.  If you are interested in more information about wildfire mitigation opportunities in Gallatin County, please visit our Wildfire Mitigation page to learn more and connect with staff.

Identified Project Areas

Spring Runoff Season

May and June in Gallatin County are the months that we frequently see our peak runoff due to snowmelt and precipitation events.  While we don’t have a large amount of snow in the mountains, and the valley floor is clear, the possibility of flooding still exists.  We are unlikely to see a large widespread flood event, we could very well see isolated issued caused by significant rain events during warm weather that cause a quick release of the mountain snowpack.

The best defense from flooding is to help keep the water where we want it.  This is a great time of the year to make sure ditches and culverts are clear of debris.  It is common to see isolated flooding caused by some sort of blockage.  If your property is prone to flooding, we encourage you to annually develop a plan of what you will do to protect your property in the event a flood incident occurs.  Once flooding occurs, the damage is typically done.  If you ever think your property will be affected by flooding, act before it directly affects you.

 

Additional resources on flooding are available at:  https://www.readygallatin.com/community-resources/preparedness-information/flooding-in-gallatin-county/

 

Preparedness

Wildfire Battalion Chief Outreach

Wildfire Battalion Chief Outreach

What We’re Outreaching For We are looking for someone to fill our Wildfire Battalion Chief position that can manage our...

Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication: A Shield Against Cyber Threats

Introduction: In today’s digital age, where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, ensuring the security of our online identities...

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Articles

Wildfire Battalion Chief Outreach

Wildfire Battalion Chief Outreach

What We’re Outreaching For We are looking for someone to fill our Wildfire Battalion Chief position that can manage our...

We’re Hiring for a Wildfire Mitigation Crew

We’re Hiring for a Wildfire Mitigation Crew

Gallatin County is starting a Wildfire Mitigation Crew in 2024! Program Objectives Reduce wildfire risk on private properties through performing...

Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication: A Shield Against Cyber Threats

Introduction: In today’s digital age, where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, ensuring the security of our online identities...

Training Season Wraps Up

Training Season Wraps Up

Emergency Management supports a variety of training and exercise activities from fall to spring each year.  This past training season...

Debris Burning on Your Property

Debris Burning on Your Property

Burning is a common practice for many homeowners who want to get rid of yard waste such as leaves, branches,...

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts

The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system is a public safety system in the United States that allows government agencies to...

Family Emergency Plan

Family Emergency Plan

Creating a family emergency plan is an important step in preparing for unexpected events that could affect your family’s safety...

Gallatin County Awarded Community Wildfire Defense Grant

Gallatin County Awarded Community Wildfire Defense Grant

Gallatin County is pleased to announce that our North Gallatin Front wildfire mitigation project has been selected for funding through...

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