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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Equipment Development

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The DNRC Equipment Development Center (EDC) is an integral part of Montana's fire program.  EDC supports DNRC's direct protection and county cooperative fire protection programs with fire suppression equipment.

Under the direct protection program, EDC develops new fire engines with custom pump platforms.  These fire engines are used by the DNRC land offices for fire protection on state and private lands.  For the county cooperative fire protection program, EDC develops pumps, water tenders, and type 3, 4, 5, 6 wildland fire engines. This equipment is owned by the state, but maintained and kept at the counties.

In addition to new equipment, EDC reutilizes equipment obtained from the Forest Service Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program and from the Department of Defense Fire Fighter Program (FFP).  This repurposed equipment supports many rural fire departments, as well as the DNRC's direct protection, aviation, and communication programs. 


Clinton Rural Fire Department Hybrid


Clinton Rural Fire Truck Before Development

Truck Before Development

Completed Fire Truck

Truck After Development 


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Fire Protection Contacts

Fire FAX:406-542-4242

Bureau Chief   
Fire Protection     406-542-4223

Deputy Chief    
Operations         406-542-4220

Planning & Intel 
Fire Protection    406-865-0556

Westside Incident    
Business Specialist   406-751-2245

Eastside Incident       
Business Specialist    406-535-1902




2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: (406) 542-4300
Fax: (406) 542-4217