The TFVFD was formed in 1914, three (3) years after the City of Three Forks (the “City”) incorporated. During the 1960s, rural residents around the City formed the Three Forks Rural Fire District (the “District”), one of the largest fire districts in Gallatin County. The District encompasses approximately two hundred (200) square miles in Gallatin, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties, including twelve (12) miles of Interstate 90. The TFVFD provides manpower, fire suppression, rescue and other services to both the City and the District. It also houses District-owned equipment.
TFVFD membership may consist of up to twenty-eight (28) volunteer firefighters, including five officers. Both City and District revenues fund TFVFD.
TFVFD responds to an average of 85 calls per year. Of these calls, approximately 27% are motor vehicle collisions or rescues; 27% are calls that have been cancelled while in route; 26% are miscellaneous service calls, spills, or downed lines; 13% are grass or wild land fires; and, 7% are structure fires. The average duration of structure fire calls is four (4) hours. Grass and wild land fires average two (2) hours. All other calls average ninety (90) minutes.