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For Our Community

We are a combination volunteer and career fire department that serves the community of Red Lodge, Bear Creek, Luther, and surrounding areas located in scenic south-central Montana. Our busy community is home to about 3,500 people.


Red Lodge Fire Rescue provides comprehensive emergency services not often found in communities our size, but our unique location – a popular, year-round tourist destination at the edge of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness – demands that we provide a wide variety of quality emergency services.

Our Members Respond To:

  • Medical emergencies, including critical care level calls

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Structure fires

  • Wildland fires

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

  • Many more life and property threatening emergencies 


We Also Provide:

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

  • Community training and education

  • Wildland fuels reduction program


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.


Because the Red Lodge area draws day-hikers, backpackers, climbers, skiers, hunters and many other out-door enthusiasts. Our search and rescue team has to have a broad skill-set and be ready for any type of weather. Team members are trained in back country navigation, wilderness first aid, technical high & low-angle rope rescues, helicopter evacuations and many other skills needed to assist in rescue operations.


Red Lodge EMS provides critical care level prehospital emergency medicine for the Red Lodge-Roberts Ambulance district. The EMS service also performs ground transfers from the local critical care access hospital to higher levels of care in Billings and other cities. EMS members range from EMR level care to critical care paramedics and respond to 911 calls, well checks and law enforcement assistance. 

Red Lodge Fire Rescue is dedicated to saving lives, fighting fires, and building community.  

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