How can I get a tour of the fire station?

One of our favorite opportunities to interact with you is during a Station Tour. We will be glad to show you our equipment and tools, answer any questions you have, and visit with you about fire safety. To schedule a Station Tour, please call 406-758-7760 to make an appointment. Please have the following information prepared:

  1. Date and time of request
  2. Number of people in the group
  3. Age of participants
  4. Contact person’s name and phone number
  5. Which station your group would prefer to tour

Keep in mind that our first priority is emergency response, so we appreciate your understanding that disruptions and/or cancellations may occur.

Can I get my blood pressure taken at the fire station?

You bet! All of Local 547 members are medically trained and licensed. Just stop by either station, preferably between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, and we will be happy to take your blood pressure.

Why do you take fire trucks or ambulances to the grocery store?

As part of our service delivery mission, it is essential that we are available to respond “24/7”. We fulfill that mission by maintaining crew integrity (sticking together) throughout our 24 hour shift. And, since each of our shifts is our “other family”, just like your family, we plan and shop for our meals together. We do our best to take care of our shopping on the way back from a call or other activity such as training, fire inspections, hydrant testing, or public education opportunities. We also enjoy the chance to visit with you when you see us out and about during non-emergent times.

Do you do Child Safety Seat installations and inspections?

We do not currently have any certified CSS Technicians, but we are excited and looking forward to being able to offer this service again in the near future. For now, you may contact the Flathead County Health Department at 406-751-8101 to make an appointment.

Why do you send firetrucks to ambulance calls?

All of your Kalispell Firefighters are cross-trained to provide emergency medical care, with the majority being Paramedics. Our fire engines carry the same medical equipment as our ambulances, with the exception of the stretcher, and all of our fire engines and ambulances are staffed with at least one Paramedic. This gives us the capability to provide a timely ALS (advanced life support) response, giving you the best potential for a positive outcome when you are sick or injured. On your worst day, we want to show up with enough Firefighters and Paramedics to take care of you and get you to the hospital as safely and quickly as possible.

What should I do when an emergency vehicle is approaching displaying emergency lights and sirens?

Great question, thanks for asking! Our drivers, and all drivers of emergency response vehicles (fire, ambulance, law enforcement) all appreciate when you pull to the RIGHT side of the road and STOP until we have passed safely, in either direction.