Department Overview

Three Billings Firefighters pose before conducting a live fire drill.

We are...

The Billings Fire Department (BFD) was first organized in 1883. BFD has 124 personnel, including firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, administrative personnel, and fire inspectors. BFD also oversees the 911 City/County 911 Center which has 37 employees.

We proudly serve...

all residents, businesses, and organizations within our response area which includes the Billings Urban Fire Service Area (BUFSA).


Department oversight with a Fire Chief, two Assistant Chiefs, and two administrative support staff.

Operations /EMTs

110 line personnel including firefighters and EMTs of all levels who respond to a wide variety of fire, rescue, and medical emergencies.

Prevention Bureau

1 Fire Marshal, 1 Asst. Fire Marshal, 3 Deputy Fire Marshals, and 1 temporary assignment from suppression dedicated to education, fire and life safety code enforcement, fire investigation, and community risk reduction programs.


all fleet maintenance is done by the City of Billings Fleet Maintenance Department.


1 Training Chief and 1 Assistant Training Chief/EMS Coordinator who ensure that personnel at all levels have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to emergency calls.