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RESCUE TRAINING

GRRFD firefighters train with neighboring departments in a variety of rescue techniques including swift water, confined space, and back country rescue. They also train in vehicle extrication.

PROPANE TRAINING

Assistant Chief and Training Officer Ken Weskamp trains our department and many others in propane emergencies including leaks and fires. These photos show training at the Harrison Fire Academy and more recent training at Manhattan.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING TRAINING

Wildland fires are a reality of life in our area, and a growing problem nationwide. GRRFD trains by itself and with other neighboring agencies to hone and maintain the skills needed to combat wildland fires and to make sure our departments operate with good coordination in mutual aid settings.

New PPE purchased with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

A grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation enabled GRRFD to purchase three complete sets of structure firefighting PPE. This completes our project to outfit all firefighters with state-of-the-art PPE. Our thanks to the Foundation for their support!

STRUCTURE FIRE TRAINING

Fighting structure fires is a fundamental job of all fire departments. GRR has been fortunate to have very few structure fires in its history. The GRRFD firefighters train to fight these fires with intra-departmental drills and also train with Manhattan Volunteer Fire Department to enable smooth coordination between the two departments in the event of a structure fire in either fire district.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING

Wildland firefighting is the "bread and butter" of GRRFD's firefighting work. These photos take you to several of the fires we've helped fight. All were mutual aid events, in both Manhattan and Clarkston.

NIXON GULCH CLEANUP DAYS

GRRFD and the Gallatin River Ranch Homeowner Association have co-sponsored Nixon Gulch Cleanup Day each spring. This is done to remove dead trees and brush from Nixon Gulch in order to remove potential fire fuels. This is a part of our community wildland fire prevention program. These photos are from 2019 and 2020.

MEDICAL TRAINING

Medical training varies from training dedicated to the department's EMTs to whole-department events including pit crew CPR, yearly CPR recertification with Manhattan VFD, and field training events, including simulated back country injuries that require complex decision-making, rescue, and evacuation in austere conditions.