This is what we are fighting for. Fire Chief Rash and his staff have been tirelessly working to bring this to the voters. We do not have enough firefighters in this city and the Heights will suffer. These are not opinions, there is hard data provided by an independent study that city council commissioned.
It is time to make sure your family is protected.
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Lives are important and we as the first responders need more amazing people to help us help others!!!
I will call them. Not sure why it's so hard for them. The heights is growing at a fast pace and we need another fire station and more police.
Kendra Conover Eaton
Coming from a town barely double the size of Billings (Spokane, WA), it’s appalling to me how large of an area each station covers. There are 16 stations in the City of Spokane, 10 in Spokane Valley, and in the outlying areas are multiple county departments with several stations staffed with full-time, part-time and volunteer firefighters. In the 14 years I lived there, I can only recall a handful of times the system was overloaded and there was a shortage of units available to cover emergency calls; yet it’s an issue that I’ve seen Billings continuously face. At the rate of which the population of Billings is growing, this matter needs far more attention than I’ve seen it get. I hope the city recognizes this as an issue of public safety quickly, for the welfare of both the citizens and its first responders!
I'm onboard for more fire fighters, I think it will be great if either we can get another station or make station 6 bigger in order to handle more trucks. I wish that it included funds for meals while at the station. It's my current understanding that our fire department personnel have to provide their own meals. I wouldn't mind seeing more police officers either. My only problem with the police is everytime I drive somewhere I see them parked door to door, on their phones, or looking at their computers.
We do need more plain and simple
I will become a "fireman" if you take care of the training and housing. I will live in the heights! 🤔
I am behind you 100%!! BFD is the Best💕
Is there a record of response time publicly available for all the locations in Billings? I am just curious.
Retired from BFD in ‘09 from STATION 6,,needed another station then!
First parks and rec. now public safety is in question. Citizens should be concerned , extremely concerned
Consider it done!! I'll call for sure... Fire fighters and police are needed all over Billings.
Since 1937, Billings Fire Fighters have been protecting the citizens in the Yellowstone Valley from Fires, Medical Emergencies and other unforeseen Hazards. Additionally we represent over 100 uniformed firefighters that work for the City of Billings.
As Billings Fire Fighters, we serve our citizens based on our core values. Honesty, integrity, compassion. These are our guiding principals. We face daily emergencies that require us to be quick problem solvers to make your worse day, a little bit better.
Just another typical day” does not fit in our narrative. Everyday brings new challenges and new encounters. We train everyday to prepare for when the“What ifs” turn into reality. Not just limited to fires and medical emergencies, our training prepares us for Hazardous Materials and Specialty rescues. With Billings unique landscapes it is not uncommon for us to perform Rim as well as River rescues.
Billings Firefighters are here to serve you, the citizens of Billings.