City of Helena Fire Dept

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Helena Fire Department, proudly continue our tradition as Guardians of the Gulch, by professionally providing a quality, effective, skillful, safe and caring service to protect our community whenever and wherever needed.

Contact Information

Fire Department Administration

300 Neill Ave.Helena, MT 59601
406-447-8472 Office 
406-447-8467 Fax

Lewis & Clark County Area Resources

State Fire Marshal  406-444-2050
American Red Cross (24/7)  1-800-272-6668
Salvation Army 406-442-8244

    New Construction Resources

    Fire Marshal  406-447-8497
    Planning Division  406-447-8490
    Building Division 406-447-8438

    Existing Business Resources/Inspections

    Deputy Fire Marshal             406-447-8495


    Emergency Planning


    Emergencies often happen with no warning. It is important that you are prepared to respond quickly and responsibly. Please take time to review the City of Helena's Evacuation Map (below) to help you prepare for an emergency. It is important that you have an evacuation plan, practice that plan, and review it each year.


    Creating a SMART 911™ safety profile is the gateway to receiving emergency notifications from city and county public safety officials.  Once the profile is created, you can add as much or as little information as you want. Being prepared is the key. Click HERE and sign up today to create your public safety profile to receive emergency alerts.

    Membership Statement

    The Helena Fire Department is a proud member of the Lewis and Clark Rural Fire Council, and the Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group,


    Individuals interested in becoming a firefighter with the City of Helena must first pass a written and physical test administered annually by the MT Firefighter Testing Consortium. Those who pass both tests are placed on a hiring eligibility list for twelve (12) months. When an opening is available, individuals on the eligibility list will be notified of the opening and how to apply. Additional information including MT Firefighter Testing Consortium registration and testing dates can be found at Public Safety Testing - Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium - Firefighter