P.O. Box 264
111 Anderson Street
Big Timber, MT 59011

Office Hours: Office hours vary. Contact Norene Brown to set up an appointment.

Firehall: 406-932-5483

Firehall: 406-932-5483

Fire Chief: Kris Novotny [email protected]

Executive Assistant: Norene Brown [email protected]

Assistant Chief: Chase Stephens [email protected]

Assistant Chief: Cory Tronrud [email protected]

Assistant Chief: Kurt Laubach [email protected]

BTVFD currently hasĀ a 39 person roster. In all, the volunteers boast a total of 384 years of combined experience including 37 years from longstanding firefighter Ron Thomas.

If you would like to volunteer contact Executive AssistantĀ Norene Brown at (406) 932-5483 or attend the BTVFD meeting on the second or fourth Wednesday of each month.


Since its inception in 1996, up to seven positions in the Big Timber Volunteer Fire Department junior program are reserved for high school students looking to jump start their volunteer experience. Junior firefighters are required to have a drivers license and keep good grades. Juniors go through wildland training and can apply for full membership when they turn 18 years old.


Very humbling! This community is very grateful and appreciates its emergency responders.” — Mike Chulyak Jr., 11 years

It’s a lot of work when we are busy, and takes some time from your family and friends, but it is fun and rewarding helping out the community.” — Kurt Laubach, 8 years

“It’s nice to be able to help the community. We have a great bunch of people on the fire department.” — Chuck Schuman, 13 years

It gives you a good feeling of giving back to the community, self-worth and a sense of pride.” Kyle Ginnaty, 3 years

Statistics and quotes courtesy Big Timber Pioneer “First Responders: A tribute to the emergency volunteers in Sweet Grass County.”

MSU Fire Service Training School burn trailer
MSU Fire Service Training School Burn Trailer
Volunteer firefighter Colton Jones practices entering a burning structure fire.
MSU Fire Service Training School Burn Trailer
Fire Prevention Week 2014
Fire Prevention Week 2014
Fire Prevention Week 2014
Fire Prevention Week 2014

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