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Fire protection for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County is handled by a combination of local fire departments, U.S. Forest Service, and the Anaconda Division of the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation. There are seven fire districts are located within Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. The fire insurance ratings for the city of Anaconda are Class 4 for residential property and Class 4 for commercial property.

The Anaconda Fire Department provides the city of Anaconda with fire and emergency medical services, as well as full emergency medical services for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. The Anaconda Fire Department also provides:

  • instant and mutual aid to Anaconda-Deer Lodge County volunteer fire departments;
  • operation Level Haz-Mat response;
  • automobile extrication service;
  • fire prevention program;
  • CPR and First-Aid training; and
  • community service.

Anaconda Fire Department

420 West Commercial Ave.

Anaconda, MT 59711

(406) 563 – 2164

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Burning permits can be obtained by visiting your local fire station to get a burning permit or by visiting the County Burn Permit Service online.
The Anaconda Fire Department uses Pintler Billing for all Emergency Medical Services payments. Make or schedule your payments by visiting the Pintler Billing website or by contacting Leslie Graves at (406) 889-5882.
The Anaconda Fire Department offers CPR and First-Aid classes throughout the year. Theses classes are open to the public. Registration is available online.
To schedule an inspection for your business, complete the Occupancy Information form. Once received, the Anaconda Fire Department will get in touch with the contact person to schedule the inspection.

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1889 – Marcus Daly Hook and Ladder Company established; Primary duty was to protect properties owned by Marcus Daly, but also served local community in time of need. Company make-up consisted of the #1 Hook & Ladder Company, Phoenix Hose Company, Smelter City Hose Company and the Alert Hose Company totaling 175 volunteer firefighters. The Dark Town Fire Brigade was the #1 Hook & Ladder Company in black face.

1895 – Anaconda City Hall completed at 401 East Commercial. This facility housed all city offices including police station, jail and fire department.

1896 – Anaconda Fire Department established, replacing Marcus Daly Hook and Ladder Company.

1978 – Fire department was relocated from 401 East Commercial Avenue to 420 West Commercial Avenue (present day location).

2007 – Anaconda Fire Department reorganized from fire and quick response medical organization to a fire and EMS transporting service.


The Anaconda Fire Department Fleet includes the following:

  • 1 – 1994, 1500 gallon per minute pumper (Spartan)
  • 1 – 1994, 75 foot ladder truck with a 1500 gallon per minute pump (Spartan)
  • 1 – 1998, 1500 gallon per minute pumper (Lance)
  • 1 – 2009,1500 gallon per minute pumper (Contender)
  • 1 – 1997 AEV Trauma Hawk class 3 ambulance
  • 1 – 1997 Wheeled Coach class 3 ambulance
  • 1 – 2013 Medix F-450 4×4
  • 1 – 2013 Medix F-450 4×4
  • 1 – 2001 Ford F-150, Chief vehicle
  • 1 – 2010 Polaris Ranger 6×6


RJ Tocher
RJ TocherFire/EMS Chief

Captain Scott Demarois

Captain Jason McElroy

Captain Cody Tocher

Firefighter 1st Class Danny Edwards

Firefighter 1st Class Jeremiah Arvish

Firefighter 1st Class Loy Bink

Firefighter 1st Class Taylor Scholler

Firefighter Billy Jo Thompson

Firefighter Travis Anderson

Firefighter Cory Stanberry

Probationary Firefighter Ross Boggs