District Overview

About the District

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The gateway to southwest MontanaCentral Valley Fire District lies sixty miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the heart of beautiful Gallatin County, Montana. CVFD provides all risk fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for 36,000 citizens residing in a two-hundred-square-mile area including Belgrade, River Rock, Valley Center, Four Corners, Springhill, Reece Creek, and Dry Creek communities. In 2020, the residents of the City of Belgrade voted to annex into the Central Valley Fire District, after many years of receiving services via a contractual Interlocal Agreement.

Within the boundaries of the District are expansive agricultural, wildland and recreation areas, large single-family homes and multi-family residential subdivisions, and a vibrant growing business community. The District is home to the Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport and is bisected by a major interstate highway (I-90) and the Montana Rail Link railroad.

Central Valley Fire District is a combination fire department where volunteer and career firefighters work side by side. The District operates seven stations strategically located throughout the jurisdiction. Staffed 24 hours a day, Station 1, located near the airport, is also home to the District's administrative offices. Station 2 and Station 3 are also fully staffed 24/7, and the remaining four are volunteer stations.

The District holds an Insurance Services Office Public Protection Class rating of 3 in areas within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and a 5 in all other areas that are within 5 road miles of a fire station.