Gallatin River Ranch
The Gallatin River Ranch Fire Department provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services for the Gallatin River Ranch, a residential ranch community covering approximately nine square miles, located outside of Manhattan, MT. The Gallatin River Ranch Rural Fire District was established in December, 1999. The fire department was led by a succession of paid chiefs who guided the district in equipment and apparatus acquisition and trained a dedicated group of volunteers, three of whom still serve. The District Board of Trustees began a series of transformative changes in 2017 including replacement of the paid chief model with an all-volunteer force. The department now includes eight volunteer firefighters whose effectiveness is augmented by a growing group of reserve and auxiliary members.