Smith Valley Fire Department

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Fall Open Burning Season is Now Open:

October 1st - November 30th    

Burn permits are NOT required during open burning seasons. Burning is NOT allowed December, January, and February due to air quality concerns.


Fall is the perfect time to clean up and burn natural yard debris around your home and property. Before lighting your fire, remember that most of the human-caused wildfires in Flathead and Lake Counties are started by escaped debris burns. Here are a few tips:
  • Air Quality Compliance is required. Check the ventilation & burning forecast:
  • Check the weather forecast and postpone burning if gusty or high winds are predicted.
  • Create a control line by scraping the area around your pile to mineral soil.
  • Have enough water, hand tools, & help on site to extinguish your fire if necessary.
  • Remember, you may be held financially responsible for the cost of suppressing escaped fires.
  • For additional burning tips:

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider? 

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We are currently accepting applications for various volunteer positions:

- Firefighters
- Firefighter/EMTs
- Firefighter/Paramedics
- Driver Operators
- Cadets
- Support Members
- Auxiliary Members

Contact us at 406.752.3548 or stop by our main station for more details.


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Smith Valley Fire Department
3496 Highway 2 west
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 752-3548

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We are under construction.

Please check back with us later or you can contact us at 406.752.3548.

Our monthly Board of Trustee meeting is held the second Monday of every month at 4:00pm. This meeting is held at our main station at 3496 HWY 2 West, Kalispell. The agenda is posted in the community room window of the main station. We look forward to seeing you.


Smith Valley Fire District, Board of Trustees:

Rod Gillman, Chairperson

Marv Berg, Secretary

David Roberts

Chris Rupp

Alex Saylor


Have a question or comment for the Board of Trustees? Please feel free to contact us at