More about the Association:
What is the Montana County Fire Warden's Association?
MCFWA is a non profit association representing Montana County Fire Wardens on wildfire at the county level.
What does the Association do?
MCFWA is an active representative of the counties in:
- Northern Rockies Coordinating Group
- Northern Rockies Multi Agency Coordination (MAC) Group during busy fire activity.
- Montana Wildland Fire Committee
- Montana Legislature
- Coordination with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
MCFWA supports the development of county level fire capacity through:
- Wildfire Leadership Conference
- Subsidizing wildland fire training courses
- Providing cadre for Northern Rockies Training Center
Supports timely and broad distribution of wildland fire information.
Where are association funds utilized?
- Travel costs for:
- Northern Rockies Coordinating Group - Two week long meetings annually
- Northern Rockies MAC Group - Approximately 60 days in 2021 (not all in person)
- Governor's Annual Fire Briefing
- Legislative Activities
- Legislative Meet and Greet
- Montana Fire Alliance Dues ~3,000 annually
- Testimony on bills
- Testimony on budgets
- Fire Warden's Training Grant - Association pays the 20% match
- Association Operating Costs
- Association Management Software
- Legal fees for filing and reporting requirements