Strategic Plan

Working Draft Approved by the Board 8/10/15


To respond to emergencies in the Bridger Canyon Fire District by providing trained personnel, resources and public education and to assist our mutual aid partners.


  • A department that is well-managed and financially sound.
  • Enough trained responders with well-maintained equipment and facilities to respond to dispatched emergencies in a timely and professional manner.
  • An environment where everyone is treated with respect in a community that supports the department and has confidence in its abilities to protect lives and property in a rural fire district


Service:     Strive for the highest levels of mission oriented service, driven by strong professionalism and leadership at all levels of the organization focused on serving the district.

Commitment:     Build passionate and determined alignment with the overall strategy and its mission and vision through a positive team spirit and energy.

Continuous Improvement:      Embrace  a culture of continuous improvement which pursues excellence and consistently drives best practices and professional development through learning, training and experience.

Integrity:       Promote and build a strong ethical base and culture for the organization.  The Montana Code of Ethics as framed in the State Constitution and values found in the Firefighters Code of Ethics will provide the foundation on which to build.

Communication:     Implement excellence in communication which builds open and honest relationships with all stakeholders, facilitating their right to know and participate while instilling trust and credibility.

Leadership:     All levels of leadership must make core values live throughout the organization by actions that speak louder than rhetoric.  The organizational culture will in fact become whatever values are truly shared by all.


  1. Provide ISO rated 8B service to the entire district
  • Attract, recruit, train and retain emergency responders to the department
  • Keep equipment maintained so that it is available when needed, capable of performing its intended function and safe for volunteers to use
  • Identify the location and accessibility of water resources, roadways and bridges, structures, hazards, and quality communications
  • Be well prepared to coordinate mutual aid resources to maximize their effectiveness
  • Educate and assist district residents regarding steps they can take to prevent and/or mitigate emergencies
  • Implement a structured means of communicating between the department and district residents
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