Fire Warden

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Stillwater County’s Fire Warden works to provide fire prevention and helps to assist in the fire risks in the County. This position is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Fire Warden acts as the liaison between the County Commissioners and the Fire Council, bringing matters to each body for the other.

Burn permits are good from January 1 to December 31 each year: To renew your permit, you can either renew online, call 322-8060, or come to the second floor of the courthouse to either the Fire Wardens Office or Clerk & Recorders office.

Prevent Equipment-Caused Wildfires

Haying and crop harvesting are underway across Montana. Your local firefighters are asking you to be cautious while operating equipment this summer.

To avoid starting a wildfire:

  • Inspect and maintain equipment. Ensure equipment has a sound, functional exhaust system or spark arrester
  • Avoid parking or driving in tall grass; if you have to park in dry grass patrol the area to make sure a fire hasn’t started
  • Make certain you have the necessary tools and water to suppress a fire: including a fire extinguisher, shovel, and water tank with pump and hose. Also, have a tractor with tillage equipment attached for emergency line construction

You remain fully responsible and liable for any fire set and for all consequences of both a civil and criminal nature.

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