Fire Safety and Prevention

BFSD’s Active Role in Fire Safety Education


The Big Sky Fire Department takes an active role in fire safety education and prevention in our community. In addition to performing annual fire safety inspections in all commercial occupancies, BSFD personnel are always willing to consult with property owners regarding fire safety inside the home, in utilizing fire resistant construction materials during building as well as how to create defensible spaces around homes to lessen exposure during wildfires. For some easy tips on staying fire safe, please take a look at this Home Safety Checklist and call BSFD at 995-2100 for additional information.


Check out our new Virtual Fire Education Classroom below!


Big Sky is a Firewise Community and participates in FireSafe Montana, Fire Adapted Communities, and the Ready, Set Go fire prevention programs, among other efforts. For further information, please visit their websites:

Being prepared in the event of an emergency starts with you! Please take a look at our 72 Hour Preparedness Kit for ideas on how to be better prepared. Additional valuable information is available at the Gallatin County Emergency Management website.

Open Burning Information

The Big Sky area has over 100 homeowner associations, each with it’s own regulations on open burning. It is important that you check with your HOA before seeking a burn permit as you may be incurring fines and penalties for violations.

Please follow open burning regulations closely as violators may be prosecuted for failing to follow state statue. Refer to our Open Burning Information page for permit and opening burning information.