The Missoula Fire Department is an all paid/career department. The Operations Division staffs five stations 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Each station houses an engine company staffed by a minimum of three firefighters (a captain, an engineer and a tailboard firefighter). Stations No. 3 and No. 4 also house one cross-staffed ladder truck each. Total call volume was approxiamately 9000 for 2018.
Operations personnel are assigned to four separate battalions (A, B, C, D). Each battalion or shift is commanded by a Battalion Chief.
Missoula Fire Department works a 42 hour work week, which consists of 1 24 hour shift on, 1 24 hour shift off, 1 24 hour shift on, followed by five days off. This is an 8 day work cycle.
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