The Smith Valley Fire District protects approximately 69 square miles west of Kalispell, Montana. We border with South Kalispell, Marion, West Valley, and Kalispell City Fire Departments. Our urban interface areas are jointly protected by Montana DNRC.
We are governed by five elected Board members. The Department is administered by a paid Chief. We have recently added an EMS transport unit to our services. We are now a combination department with paid staff but still rely on volunteers to help respond to calls.
If you ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter, I encourage you to take a moment and apply to become a firefighter. It will be a life changing opportunity.