The Fire Division of Red Lodge Fire Rescue provides fire protection, rescue and other emergency service for Red Lodge, Bear Creek, Luther and surrounding area in Carbon County lying within Red Lodge Rural Fire District 7.  


The Fire Division's members respond to structure fires, wildland fires, hazardous materials spills, automobile accidents and other types of emergency incidents.  They are trained in fire suppression, technical rescue and motor vehicle extrication techniques.

Fire Division members also provide fire inspection services, plan reviews and input on safe property development, hazardous fuels mitigation and reduction projects to prevent wildfires, and a comprehensive community Fire Prevention Program.

Training is the foundation of the Fire Division and our firefighters continually prepare for emergencies of all kinds using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.  Every day, our team strives to provide prompt, professional service to our community.  

If you are interested in joining the Fire Division's team of dedicated volunteers, the Fire Division's recruitment period begins in October of each year. Contact the station or click Join our Team for more details.




The Fire Prevention Program (FPP) works to develop and implement methods to reduce the likelihood of loss of life and or property due to fire. In doing so, comprehensive plans are maintained to sustain consistent inspections of commercial property, wildland / urban interface (WUI) areas, and residential and commercial real estate developments. Additionally, the FPP develops and maintains public education, hazard assessment, fuel mitigation, and FireWise community development programs. The FPP is managed by the Assistant Chief - Fire Prevention under the direction of the Fire Chief.

We work to accomplish these goals in several ways:

  • Fire Inspections and Code Enforcement

  • Public Education

  • New Construction Review

  • Wildland Urban Interface Area Management

  • Household Safety Information

If you would like further information on fire prevention, please contact us.

Tim Ryan
Deputy Chief / Fire Prevention




Members of the Fire Division are eligible for membership in the Red Lodge Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Inc. The Fire Association is a non-profit, tax exempt (501(c)(3)) corporation. The members, directors and officers of the Fire Association consist solely of current and retired volunteer and paid staff members of the Fire Division.


The purposes of the Fire Association include: (a) providing administrative, logistical, training, equipment and other support to the Fire Division and its members; and (b) engaging in fund-raising activities.  


The Fire Association also provides a forum for developing and enhancing fellowship among the members of the Fire Division.

Interested in Donating to the Fire Association?

You may make a donation to the Fire Association either online by accessing the Donate button on the Foundation page or by mailing a check payable to Red Lodge Fire-EMS Foundation to the Red Lodge Fire-EMS Foundation, P.O. Box 318, Red Lodge, MT 59068.  Please indicate on your check (or enter a note where prompted if making an online donation) that your donation is intended to benefit the Fire Association.  Thank you!

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Carbon County Dispatch: 406.446.1234

Red Lodge Fire Rescue: 406.446.2320

Red Lodge Police Station: 406.446.3672


801 Broadway AVE N.
P.O.Box 318
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Office Hours M-F from 8-5

  • Medical standbys at sporting and special events, such as our summer rodeos

  • Community training and education

  • Wildland fuels reduction program

  • Large incident management support

  •  Life and property threatening emergencies 

  • Medical emergencies, including critical care level calls

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Structure fires

  • Wildland fires

  • Search and rescue emergencies, wilderness, and highly technical rescues