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“It is better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and Regret”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Wildfire Season is Hot on our Heels!

Wildfire dramatically alters the terrain and ground conditions of the affected area and can destroy homes, business, infrastructure, natural resources, and agriculture”. (FEMA)

“Owning a property is one of the most important investments most people make in their lives. We work hard to provide a home and a future for ourselves and our loved ones. Why risk losing it when fire hits close to home? 

MITIGATION – Is an action to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation can keep natural hazards from having catastrophic impacts.

AWESOME handout: Meaningful projects you can complete in as little as 10 minutes to prepare for wildfire

Wildfire Mitigation & Planning Checklist

Preparing for an approaching wildland fire

Fire Resistant Plants for Montana Landscapes

Basic Evacuation Procedures – print and save





Be prepared for emergencies.

Download the Powell County 72 hour checklist here

We strongly encourage residents to download and print the Powell County evacuation flier found here.


Final Draft of the Multi-jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan


409 Missouri Ave., Suite 111
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

(406) 846-9718
(406) 846-3891 fax

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays

Heather Gregory – Coordinator


Rick Duncan – DES Vice Chair

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