The Kalispell Firefighters do much more than just fight fires. They are dedicated to the safety and well-being of the community and provide a wide variety of services within the community.
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We fight fires and work to prevent them. We’re your front line medical professionals, your hazardous materials experts, your community activists, and your neighbors. Thank you for stopping by. Please take some time to browse through our site and learn more about your Kalispell Professional Firefighters.
The men and women of IAFF Local 547, your Kalispell Firefighters, have a long history of involvement with local and national charitable and social service organizations. The members of Local 547 are committed to giving back to the community and the people we serve.
One of the core missions and longstanding traditions of IAFF Local 547, your Kalispell Firefighters, has been to support charitable causes and give back to our community. In keeping with this mission, your Kalispell Firefighters are participating in Firefighters Coats for Kids, a community outreach program in collaboration with Operation Warm designed specifically for the IAFF and its members to provide brand-new, made-in-the-USA winter coats for children that need them.
This past March, six members of Local 547 went to Seattle to participate in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees. In 2012, the event featured 1550 firefighters from 291 different departments from around the world and brought in a record $1.2 million for blood-cancer research and patient services. Over 90 Montana families received assistance from LLS last year!
For years, the members of Local 547, through our Benevolent Fund, have been a sponsor of and have participated in the Big Wheels Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.
This tournament is the annual fundraiser for the Kalispell-based Special Friends Advocacy Program, which provides services for adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Flathead Valley. Special Friends receives no state or federal funding, so this fundraiser is critical for Special Friends to continue their important mission.
The Mission of the Kalispell Lion’s Club is “To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation”. Local 547 gets the privilege every Spring to partner with the Kalispell Lion’s Club for a day to spruce up Lion’s Park, the big park across from Rosauer’s on Hwy 93 South. In addition to tree pruning, leaf removal, and general grounds maintenance, we have helped construct the gazebos, maintain the playground areas, and assemble the new all-weather picnic tables under the pavillion. As a result of this partnership, the Kalispell Lion’s Club makes a generous donation to MDA through Local 547’s Benevolent Fund.
Together until the fight is won! A proud tradition since 1954.Local 547 Firefighters will be Filling the Boot for MDA at The Montana 200 this year, July 14-15, at Montana Raceway Park. Thanks to the Thornton family for helping us do our part in continuing the long-standing tradition of IAFF Firefighters supporting the efforts of the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Center Street and 1st Ave East, Kalispell, August 12, 2017. Registration deadline is August 7th. Games begin at 9:00am – show up to each game at least 5 min early. Teams will be bracketed by their upcoming grade except adults over 18 and Coed. Must provide your own basketball and score keeper. Minimum of 3 players max of 4 players, 3 games minimum. Brackets will be posted at Kalispell Firefighters.org prior to tournament. Signing below is agreeing with Release/waiver and sportsmanship pledge