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.

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9

October 3-9 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s event, which is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, will focus on learning the sounds of fire safety. Over the course of the week, the Helena Fire Department will host approximately 800 second graders from around the area for a tour and education session at Station #1.

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
    Fire Inspector              406-447-8495


    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