Big Sky Fire Department

 A special thank you to the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation for their generous donation. These funds will go towards the purchase of new extrication equipment for the department. (L to R) John Haas and Louise Astbury representing the Foundation, Big Sky Fire District Board Chair Alan McClain and Fire Chief William Farhat. Farhat offered updates about fire protection in Spanish Peaks at the October board meeting.

Prior planning

When the last Big Sky Fire Department Master Plan was completed at the end of 2015, consultants from Emergency Services Consulting, International looked at the next decade, predicting steep growth for Big Sky.

While digging out the apron outside Station 1 workers found a smelly issue—a sewer line was broken beneath the old concrete area.

More demands, bigger digs

For Big Sky Fire Department firefighters, perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the current remodel of Station 1 in the West Fork is the addition of bigger dorm rooms—an expansion upon the current lodging quarters, which were designed as closets and fit little more than a twin bed and a small locker. 

Attorney Matt Dodd poses with his wife Ashely and their kids, Piper and Jasper. Dodd brings his experience starting and leading nonprofits to the table.     Dr. Deb Lewis’ love for the mountains brought her to Big Sky. She hopes her experience in emergency care will help her to understand the challenges BSFD faces.

TRAILHEAD

Two spots were open and two community members filed, and will win by acclamation, seats on the Big Sky Fire Department Board of Trustees. Matt Dodd and Deborah Lewis will join the board in May, 2018.

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