Fire Department

Thanks for Visiting the Missoula Fire Department!

About our Chief

Chief Hughes grew up in Missoula and graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart High School. He joined the Missoula Fire Department in August of 1993 after serving four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was studying wildlife biology at the University of Montana when the Fire Department called with a job opening. He served 13 years as a firefighter before moving to the Fire Prevention Bureau as an inspector. He became Fire Marshal in 2011 and Assistant Chief in 2017.

“I have lived a life of service, and there is no greater honor and privilege than to serve my hometown as its Fire Chief,” Hughes said. “I am extremely blessed with this opportunity.”      

Mission Statement

Save lives, protect property, ease pain and suffering.

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Missoula Fire Department Message Board

Throughout the year, the Missoula Fire Department may have special messages or announcements for the public. Those announcements will be posted below as they are relevant.

July 2022 Update:

7/18/2022 The Missoula County Fire Protection Association has announced that the Missoula County fire danger has been raised to HIGH due to increasing temperatures and dry vegetation. For more information, visit: or 

March 2022 Update:

3/1/2022 Due to the decrease in Covid-19 cases, the Missoula Fire Department has RESUMED activities and events offered to the public. This includes: ride-a-longs, station room use, CPR classes, station visits, engine tours, and other public opportunities. We hope to reopen these opportunities soon.

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Chief Gordy Hughes

Chief Hughes

Contact Us

625 E. Pine Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: 406-552-6210
Fax: 406-552-6184
Emergency: 911


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.