Bridger Canyon Fire Department


The Bridger Canyon Fire Department now has a new website. It is www.bridgercanyonFire.org

You can find information on Apparatus, Burn Permits, SCZ Engine Academy, and the Auxiliary, as well as current info on status of the department.

Acting Fire Chief is Dennis Guentzel

Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department, Board of Trustees:
Mike Conn, Chair – 586-8511 – mconn47@gamil.com
Colleen Carnine, Vice Chair and Secretary – 582-8630 -
colleencarnine@yahoo.com
Peggy Foster, Treasurer - 585-8367 - defoster1mt@yahoo.com
Dennis Guentzel – 582-1640 – dguentzel@latmt.com
David McKee – 556-0118 – dmckee@zandur.com
  • Update for BCRFD



    DATES TO REMEMBER SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS


    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00PM BCRFD Fireman’s Monthly Dinner
    FCRFD Fireman are cooking for themselves

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:00PM BCRFD Fireman’s Monthly Dinner
    Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450-9440; Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Cloud Nine Rd
    Peggy Foster is lead for this. Please give her a call and offer to help. 585-8367

    BCRFD Board of Trustees Update
    The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Gary Andrews on his appointment to the Board of Trustees by a unanimous decision of the County Commissioners made on June 24, 2014. We look forward to Gary's continued contribution to the community through his service on the Bridger Canyon Fire District Board of Trustees.
    The next meeting of the Fire Board of Trustees will be held July 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Fire Department Community Room. The public is encouraged to attend. For those who have not met Gary, please join us in welcoming him to the Board on July 14th.
    The Board of Trustees is:
    Colleen Carnine 1662 Moose Point Rd. 582-8630
    Peggy Foster 7775 Bridger Shadows Rd. 585-8367
    Denny Guentzel 1640 Place Creek Rd. 582-1640
    Jane Lerner 2340 Three Bears Rd. 582-8300
    Gary Andrews 2429 Bridger Hills Dr. 582-4135

    BCWC News: BCRFD Closets: Bob Rasmus and Charlie Hager are construction managers for this project. BCWC, BCHPA, and BCPOA and BCRFD will each have a closet to store Bridger Canyon records and supplies for their organizations. The initial construction has begun and the closets are roughed in and Clay Nelson has joined the working crew to complete the closets. They look great and will serve the community well.

    BCRFD Flag – Periodically we need to replace the BCRFD flag and it is time to once again. If you are interested in purchasing a flag to honor someone please contact Monique Crawford at 586-5701.
    Pancake Breakfast 2014

    This year the Pancake Breakfast 2014 was in in honor of Kay Bergsland. She was the donation chairman of this event since 2009. Kay Bergsland was loved by Bridger Canyon and she will be missed greatly in our community. She would have been so proud of everyone for our great success. The weather cooperated and the BCRFD looked great. Everyone had a splendid time and the children had so much fun. Thank you BCRFD fireman for entertaining them with Engine rides, Hose spraying etc. Lots of giggles were heard and very serious small fireman were in training.

    To date here are the numbers:

    The BCRFD Pancake Breakfast ($6416.70 to date) and the BCRFD Garage Sale ($2658.45) together grossed over $9,000.00 for the BCRFD in 2014. Since 2009 the BCRFD auxiliary along with the BC Community has raised over $37,000.00 for the BCRFD. We should all be very proud of our joint effort in supporting our Fire Department with additional funding.

    A special thank you to the BCRFD Pancake Breakfast committee and the Garage Sale Committee and those that helped before, during and after the event. Thank you attendees. Thank you to all who gave so generously of your time, talents and donations. We also had 45 Bozeman Companies that gave donations to this event. We are truly blessed in this community. Thank you again.

    Peggy Foster is keeping the books open for this event as donations are still coming in. So if you have been out of town for this event and you would like to donate to this fundraising it is not too late. Please send your check to BCRFD C/O Peggy Foster, Treasurer, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT 59715. The actual cost of food and supplies for this event this year was around $494.17. We are always looking for ways to defray all of our costs.

    Quilt Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast
    Terri Hodgson was the big winner of the Quilt. It was so beautiful and the raffle generated $1,150.00 for the BCRFD.
    Pinwheel - Love the colors – certainly Montana Colors


    BCRFD Dinner May 21, 2014
    A special thank you to Zone 17 – (Aspen Ln, Meadow Ln) for a wonderful dinner on June 18, 2014 provided by Judy Eisele, Susan Nelson, Ellen Trygstad-Burke and Peggy Jensen. Chili and ribs and all the trimmings were served.
  • June Update from BCRFD Auxiliary
    Below is the June update from the BCRFD Auxiliary, June 2014. Lots on the calendar so please read on. I guarantee that there is a place for you to help and volunteer.
    I, personally, want to thank you, Bridger Canyon Residents, for all you do to make our Canyon a wonderful place to live. With so many willing and caring volunteers it makes our home a wonderful place to live. Your enthusiasm is catching and inspiring.
    Thanks,
    Valerie




    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the BCRFD district. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.
    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 website is www.bridgercanyonfire.org.

    DATES TO REMEMBER SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon – Work Day at the BCRFD
    We are readying the station for the annual BCRFD Pancake breakfast. So please carve out a few hours to help on this day. All kinds of work to do. Inside and out. Arm yourself with your tools of trade and join the community in an effort to make the BCRFD spotless for this fun event.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:00PM BCRFD Fireman’s Monthly Dinner Zone 17,
    Aspen Lane and Aspen Meadow Judy Eisele (Lead)
    587-9581

    Friday, June 20, 2014 1:00PM – 4:00PM Initial Set up of Pancake Breakfast 2014

    Saturday, June 21st, 2014 7:00 – 11:30 BCRFD Pancake Breakfast 2014

    BCRFD Board of Trustees Update

    For information regarding the BCRFD current board opening or to receive an application, please contact Board of Commissioners: 582-3000, or drop by the office at the Courthouse on 311 W. Main, Room 306 Bozeman, or visit our website at www.gallatin.mt.gov, or e-mail at commission@gallatin.mt.gov

    **Process for appointment to opening on the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District Board of Trustees due to recall election:
     May 16, 2014 – Placement of vacancy announcement on the County website, County Facebook page, and through this press release.
     May 21, 2014 – Display ad in Bozeman Daily Chronicle announcing Board vacancies, including Bridger Canyon RFD and other June vacancies. This is the start of the “30 Day” notice requirement.
     June 19, 2014 – 5PM deadline for receipt of applications for the Bridger Canyon RFD position.
     June 24, 2014 – 9AM Commissioners will appoint to vacant position due to recall election in Bridger Canyon RFD at their regularly scheduled Public Meeting in the Community Room.

    BCWC News: BCRFD Closets: Bob Rasmus and Charlie Hager are construction managers for this project. BCWC, BCHPA, and BCPOA and BCRFD will each have a closet to store Bridger Canyon records and supplies for their organizations. The initial construction has begun and the closets are roughed in. Charlie and Bob are looking for a professional that could tape and mud the walls. Then we will need volunteers to finish painting and staining the closets. Please contact Valerie Gould at 582-1605 or vgould@littleappletech.com if you know of a contractor to tape the drywall or if you could help paint.

    BCRFD Flag – Periodically we need to replace the BCRFD flag and It is time to once again. If you are interested in purchasing a flag to honor someone, please respond to this email and we will get you on the list for that purpose.
    Pancake Breakfast 2014

    This year the Pancake Breakfast 2014 will be in honor of Kay Bergsland. She was the donation chairman of this event since its inception and was directly responsible for raising over $10,000 for the BCRFD. Kay Bergsland was loved by Bridger Canyon and she will be missed greatly in our community.

    The Pancake Breakfast has raised around $27,000 in the last five years for the BCRFD and Community/Training Room. The 2013 Pancake Breakfast made the most monies for the department. It grossed over $7,700.00 and netted over $7500.00.

    The donation committee is working away and if you know of any business that would like to contribute or that the committee should contact please call Valerie Gould at 582-1605 or email me at vgould@littleappletech.com. We need great things for the silent auction. This brings in almost half of the total monies that we receive from donations and it allows the BCRFD to purchase items and equipment that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

    Overall Chairman and Volunteer Chair Valerie Gould
    Advertising Chairman Cis Hager
    Art Show Chairman Dawn Poindexter
    Book Sale Pauline Sager (BCHPA)
    Silent Auction & Donations Chairman Valerie Gould, Lorraine Conn, Terri Hodgson, Cis Hager, Cathy Anderson, Eunie Guentzel
    This event needs many volunteers to make it a success. Please plan to attend the workdays to help. (Dates above)

    If you are going to be out of town for this event and you would still like to help with this fundraising event please send a donation to BCRFD C/O Peggy Foster, Treasurer, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT 59715. The actual cost of food and supplies for this event is around $600.00. We are always looking for ways to defray all of our costs. Please mark your checks Pancake Breakfast. Thank you.

    Art Show and Sale
    Dawn Poindexter is chairman of this event and you can contact her at 582-4947 or email her at dpoind2325@aol.com : The Pancake Breakfast/Art Show and Book Sale is right around the corner. Start planning on showing your art and selling it if you want to. We give 20% of our sales to the BCRFD. Set up is on Friday at 1:00PM.
    BCHPA Book Sale at the Pancake Breakfast
    This is a new this year and Pauline Sager is Chair. Contact her at 585-8554 or email her at Pauline@bclodge.com to help. Books are being collected now and can be dropped off at the Community Room. There is a box outside the door where you can leave your books. The monies earned from the BCHOA’s Book Sale will benefit the Bridger Canyon School house (80%) and the BCRFD (20%).

    Quilt Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast
    The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District Auxiliary is holding a raffle to raise funds for the BCRFD. The raffle is a quilt. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained from Pauline Sager. Please call her at 406-585-8554. The drawing will be held on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Fire Department Auxiliary pancake breakfast to be held in the Community Room at the Fire Department at 8081 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman, MT 59715 on June 21, 2014. A maximum of 120 tickets will be sold. No ticket sales will be conducted over the internet.
    Pinwheel - Love the colors – certainly Montana Colors


    Fireman’s Dinners 2013/2014
    Third Wednesday of the month (exception November – second Wednesday and December – Date to be decided.) The Fireman’s Dinners are a way that the community can thank the Firemen who protect our community. This year, like last year, we are asking the various subdivisions (Zones) from Bridger Canyon/Brackett Creek to take a month and provide dinners for the fireman (Plan for 23). The guidelines are as follows for the dinners. Food should be delivered by 5:00 pm on the day your group is assigned. Plan for a buffet and if one or two could be present during the meal to serve and then clean up that would be greatly appreciated. Call Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. A more accurate count will be provided a week before the meetings. If you are going to be out of town when your area is assigned you could help the group monetarily or you could volunteer to help another zone. Please contact your zone chair and offer to help now.
    BCRFD Dinner May 21, 2014
    A special thank you to Zone 1 and 5 (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, and Mayfield) Terry Hodgson was lead for this. They served BBQ’d bratwurst, buns, sauerkraut, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, cookies, carrot cake and iced tea. Jon Gilleen, Sharon Isler, Diane Bailes, Dick Blackwell, Eunie Guentzel, Terri and Dennis Hodgson helped cook, serve and clean-up for this dinner. A great big thank you to all.

    BCRFD Cookies/Snacks for Training Nights
    On the nights that we do not provide dinners for the BCRFD Fire Personnel we are starting to provide cookies or snacks as they train for many hours on Wednesday night and it is a great way to say thank you to the volunteers that spend many hours training on the Canyon’s behalf. Please call Valerie Gould 582-1605 or email vgould@littleappletech.com and volunteer.
    Thank you, Bridger Canyon Residents, for all you do to make our Canyon a wonderful place to live. With so many willing, enthusiastic and caring volunteers it makes our home a wonderful place to live.
    Thank you,
    Valerie Gould, BCRFD Auxiliary Chair
  • Thank you BCRFD Community.
    The 2014 BCRFD Auxiliary Garage Sale under the expert leadership of Monique Crawford was a huge success. This fundraiser grossed $2644.45 for BCRFD.
    Here is a recap and it was outstanding.
    • The advertising was super.
    • Truckloads of wonderful items were contributed.
    • All the items were of great quality, clean and saleable.
    • Many, many volunteers sorted and placed the items ingeniously.
    • Other volunteers priced the items and did a remarkable job.
    • Shopping bags and boxes were filled and most appreciated by shoppers.
    • Clean up crews were prompt and amazing.
    • The Community Room was spic and span when we left.
    • BCRFD Fire Personnel were there and on hand to help in so many ways: hammering, lifting, driving, organizing and cleaning.
    Everyone had such a good time picking out just the right items. Flattering comments from workers to shoppers were heard all day. Everyone was impressed and just plain had a good time.
    Thank you, everyone, for a successful and garage sale and a great fundraiser for the BCRFD. Let’s do it again in two years same time of year!
    (from Valerie Gould)
  • APRIL BCRFD UPDATE
    The April update is long, but full of good information for the BCRFD district. Take a moment and read it all. There are many upcoming events to participate in and chances to volunteer and make a difference in your community.


    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the BCRFD district. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center. BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 website is www.bridgercanyonfire.org.

    Notes from Mike Conn – BCRFD Board of Trustees Chairman

    For Immediate Release: Contact Mike Conn 586-8511
    Bridger Canyon Fire Department announced today Montana State licensing to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) services in Bridger Canyon has been approved. This ALS Authorization builds on the Fire Department's previously existing Basic Life Support Authorization. The department would like to thank Dr Eric Lowe, Medical Director for AMR, and Luke Szymanski for his assistance in helping achieve this new status. This will enable our new Paramedic to provide more advanced medical services to district residents than ever before, such as starting IVs, and administering certain medications without having to wait on AMR to arrive. This service will be up and running within 2 weeks after two months of work by members of the Department and volunteer staff to meet the State qualifications.
    Cathy Anderson and Phyllis Mather received their National EMT certifications.
    DATES TO REMEMBER SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND AND HELP

    May 6, 2014 BCRFD Board of Trustee Election Mail in Vote

    May 15, 2014 2:00PM to 6:00PM BCRFD Garage Sale Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 16, 2014 9:00AM to 4:00PM BCRFD Garage Sale Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 17, 2014 9:00AM BCRFD Garage Sale Community Room

    May 21, 2014 6:00PM BCRFD Fireman’s dinner Community Room
    Zone 1 and 5 (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, and Mayfield) Terry Hodgson is lead for this. If you live in this area please call her at 585-3030 and offer to help or she can be reached at tah@millesonarchitects.com
    June 21st, 2014 7:00 – 11:30 BCRFD Pancake Breakfast 2014 BCRFD Fire Station

    BCWC NEWS under the leadership of Cis Hager announces that the long awaited closets for the community room will soon be under construction. Bob Rasmus and Charlie Hager are construction managers for this project. BCWC, BCHPA, and BCPOA and BCRFD will each have a closet to store Bridger Canyon records and supplies.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    Canyon Residents are encouraged to contact the Department for further clarification of the Advanced Life Support Authorization.  
    Auxiliary Fundraising
    Garage Sale- May 17, 2014
    Saturday – May 17, 2014 9:00AM to 2:00PM - Monique Crawford, Chair. This date is a great date. AM 1450 KMMS is sponsoring Super Garage Sale 2014 | http://kmmsam.com/super-garage-sale-2014/?trackback=tsmclip: They are providing an interactive, printable map for garage – salers to find our sale. We will be able to upload pictures of our stuff and print out posters to direct folks to everything we have to offer. So we should have lots of traffic for this event. If you know you are going to be donating a great item let us know and we will get a picture to post on the website.
    This is a great incentive to start your spring cleaning and please donate good, clean items to this sale. My guidelines when I am spring cleaning is if I haven’t used it in two years it is sold or given away. As always all moneys go directly to the BCRFD. This event will be on Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Community Room. Donation drop off will be Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th and Sale May 17th – See above times.
    Guidelines: Please no clothes, electronics or junk. Price your items to sell. Stickers will be at the Community Room to use a few weeks prior to the sale. All items left over will be donated to a worthy cause (suggestions would be appreciated.) Please contact Monique Crawford if you would like to help with this event. This will take lots of volunteers to make it a success. Please contact Monique at 586-5701 or email her at gpcrawford@hotmail.com and offer to help and here are the dates and time again.
    May 15, 2014 2:00PM to 6:00PM BCRFD Garage Sale Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 16, 2014 9:00AM to 4:00PM BCRFD Garage Sale Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 17, 2014 8:00AM to 6:00PM BCRFD Garage Sale Community Room

    Pancake Breakfast Silent Auction – Saturday June 21, 2014
    This year the Pancake Breakfast 2014 will be in honor of Kay Bergsland. She was the donation chairman of this event since its inception and was directly responsible for raising over $10,000 for the BCRFD. Kay Bergsland was loved by Bridger Canyon and she will be missed greatly in our community. I hope the BCRFD Pancake Breakfast will net $10,000 this year and match Kay’s efforts.

    The Pancake Breakfast has raised around $27,000 in the last five years for the BCRFD and Community/Training Room. The 2013 Pancake Breakfast made the most monies for the department. It grossed over $7,700.00 and netted over $7500.00.

    The donation committee is working away and if you know of any business that would like to contribute or that the committee should contact please call Valerie Gould at 582-1605 or email me at vgould@littleappletech.com. We need great things for the silent auction. This brings in almost half of the total monies that we receive from donations and it allows the BCRFD to purchase items and equipment that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

    Overall Chairman and Volunteer Chair Valerie Gould
    Advertising Chairman Cis Hager
    Art Show Chairman Dawn Poindexter
    Book Sale Pauline Sager (BCHPA)
    Silent Auction & Donations Chairman Valerie Gould, Lorraine Conn, Terri Hodgson, Cis Hager, Cathy Anderson, Eunie Guentzel

    Art Show and Sale
    Dawn Poindexter is chairman of this event and you can contact her at 582-4947 or email her at dpoind2325@aol.com : The Pancake Breakfast/Art Show and Book Sale is right around the corner. Start planning on showing your art and selling it if you want to. We give 20% of our sales to the BCRFD. Set up is on Friday at 1:00PM.
    BCHPA Book Sale at the Pancake Breakfast
    This is a new this year and Pauline Sager is Chair. Contact her at 585-8554 or email her at Pauline@bclodge.com to help. Books are being collected now and can be dropped off at the Community Room. There is a box outside the door where you can leave your books. The monies earned from the BCHOA’s Book Sale will benefit the Bridger Canyon School house (80%) and the BCRFD (20%).

    Quilt Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast

    Another new event – a quilt raffle. Eunie Guentzel, Diane Bailes, Eva Veltkamp, Susan Andrews and Pauline Sager to name a few have been sewing away and the pattern is dynamite. Tickets are being sold now. They are $10.00 a piece and we are only selling 126 of them. So call Cathy Anderson if you would like to purchase one. We are selling one to a customer for now and if we haven’t sold all of them by the time of the Pancake Breakfast we will let you buy more at that time. Cathy’s number is 586-5604 and her email address is iam2busy2talk@gmail.com
    Pinwheel - Love the colors – certainly Montana Colors
    Fireman’s Dinners 2013/2014
    Third Wednesday of the month (exception November – second Wednesday and December – Date to be decided.) The Fireman’s Dinners are a way that the community can thank the Firemen who protect our community. This year, like last year, we are asking the various subdivisions (Zones) from Bridger Canyon/Brackett Creek to take a month and provide dinners for the fireman (Plan for 23). The guidelines are as follows for the dinners. Food should be delivered by 5:00 pm on the day your group is assigned. Plan for a buffet and if one or two could be present during the meal to serve and then clean up that would be greatly appreciated. Call Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. A more accurate count will be provided a week before the meetings. If you are going to be out of town when your area is assigned you could help the group monetarily or you could volunteer to help another zone. Please contact your zone chair and offer to help now.
    BCRFD Dinner March and April
    A special thank you to Zones 8, 9, 13 and 14 for great dinners these last two months.

    On March 19, 2014 Zone 13, 14 (Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way and Hawkline) provided a delicious dinner of sloppy Joes, coleslaw, sweet potato salad and chocolate peanut butter pie and cookies. Christine Pentecost chaired the dinner and was helped by Paul Birkeland, Connie Blackwood, Jane Leopold, Mary Martha Bahn, Judy Maloney, Lisa Daniels, Susan Nelson and Daryl Henning.

    On April 16, 2014 Zone 8 and 9 (Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel and Henry) with Anne Lungren and Kate Vargas as chairs made a smorgasbord of delicious entrees complete with baked chicken, lasagna, stew, salad and glorious pies and cookies. Deb Stratford, Mary Boscamp, Addie Foster, Mitch Miller, Laurie Gorman, Gloria Banta and Pam Comstock furnished food.
    Respectfully Submitted, Valerie Gould, BCRFD Auxiliary Chair  
    2014 Fireman’s Dinner Calendar
    Day Date 3rd Wednesday
    Exception November – 2nd Wednesday Zone – See Below Lead
    Wednesday January 15, 2014 Zone 3 – (Bridger Canyon 8081 – 8215, Bridger Hills) Valerie Gould
    582-1605
    Wednesday February 19, 2014 Zone 10, 11,12 – (Kelly Canyon 13870 – 15507, Hayhook, Dell, Snowline, Bridger Woods, Running Horse Trail, Snowshoe)
    Lorraine Conn
    586-8511
    Wednesday March 19, 2014 Zone 13, 14 – (Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way, Hawkline) Christine Pentecost
    587-0492
    Wednesday April 16, 2014 Zone 8,9 – Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry) Anne Lungren
    586-2128
    Kate Vargas
    586-0549

    Wednesday May 21, 2014 Zone 5, 1 – (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, Mayfield) Terry Hodgson
    585-3030
    Wednesday June 18, 2014 Zone 17 – (Aspen Ln., Meadow Ln) Judy Eisele
    587-9581

    Wednesday July 1, 2014 Fireman Fireman
    Wednesday August 20, 2014 Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450 – 9440, Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Cloud Nine Rd.) Peggy Foster
    585-8367
    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 Zone 2 – (Bridger Canyon 6800 – 7900, Moose Point, Three Bears)
    Colleen Carnine (chaired 2013)
    582-8630

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 Zone 9, 18 – (Bridger Canyon 16002 – 16634. Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry, Brackett Cr., Horse Cr., Skunk Cr., Lower Skunk Cr.)
    Diane Schmidt (chaired 2013)
    686-9191
    Wednesday November 12th, 2014 Zone 6, 7 – (Bridger Canyon 11110-15325; 15425 - 15501, Stone Creek, Flaming Arrow, Tiaga Trail)
    Luella Polette (chaired 2013)
    586-5768

    Saturday Date to be decided
    Christmas Party for Firefighters and their families. Zone 15, 16 – (Jackson Creek 6470-7752, Tepee Ridge, Skyline, Sunny Hillside) Ann Chase (chaired 2013)
    586-3310


  • Advanced Life Support approved
    Bridger Canyon Fire Department announced today Montana State licensing to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) services in Bridger Canyon has been approved. This ALS Authorization builds on the Fire Department's previously existing Basic Life Support Authorization. The department would like to thank Dr Eric Lowe, Medical Director for AMR, and Luke Szymanski for his assistance in helping achieve this new status. This will enable our new Paramedic to provide more advanced medical services to district residents than ever before, such starting IVs, and administering certain medications without having to wait on AMR to arrive. This service will be up and running within the next 2 weeks. This is a result of two months of work by members of the Department and volunteer staff to meet the State qualifications.

    Canyon Residents are encouraged to contact the Department for further clarification of the Advanced Life Support Authorization.
  • SAVE THE DATE OPEN HOUSE April 9
    Bridger Canyon Fire Department
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Come and join us for a presentation by Brad Bauer. Brad Bauer is the Natural Resource Extension Agent for Gallatin County MSU Extension. Brad works with private landowners on forestry assistance and he provides wildfire prevention education across Gallatin, Meagher, and Park County.

    He will talk about wildfire behavior and what happens during and after a wildfire, including a slide presentation, strategies to develop defensible space around your home and other structures, and financial assistance (cost share) available through Gallatin County Extension, DRNC and others to help landowners implement projects to develop defensible space.

    Brad’s presentation will start promptly at 6:30 PM, but he will be available for questions and answers before and after his presentation.

    - Meet the Firefighters

    - Meet the Board

    - Gallatin Heart Rescue will be attending to give CPR Demonstrations

    - Sign up for property inspections and property accessibility

    - Raffle Prizes

    - Refreshments will be provided by the Women's Auxiliary
    www.bridgercanyonfire.org
  • Special Fire Board Meetin on March 27th

    The BCRFD Board of Trustees would like to inform you of a Special Fire Board Meeting on March 27th. Please see the detailed agenda below.


    AGENDA

    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    Meeting Date: March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    Meeting Place: Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., Community Room

    Agenda Items:

    Call to Order
    Approval of Agenda

    Public comment on agenda items

    NEW BUSINESS
    Consider approval of new provider for Firefighter physicals

    Consider request by Chief to hold open house at station

    Sheriff Gootkin to answer resident questions


    Public Comment on issues not on agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Board (3 min limit)

    Adjourn
  • FireBoard Meeting - March 10, 6:30 p.m.
    Dear Canyon Residents,

    The BCRFD Board of Trustees would like to remind you of tomorrow night’s Fire Board Meeting. The Board has invited Sheriff Gootkin to attend the meeting to provide Canyon residents the opportunity to ask questions. Please see the detailed agenda below.

    AGENDA

    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    Meeting Date: March 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    Meeting Place: Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., Community Room

    Agenda Items:

    Call to Order
    Approval of Agenda
    Approval of Minutes from previous meetings
    Public Comment for items on tonight’s Agenda (3min limit)
    Treasurer’s report
    Chief’s Report and updates

    OLD BUSINESS


    NEW BUSINESS
    Approval of new tenant for apartment

    Sheriff Gootkin to answer resident questions (Time certain 7:00pm)

    Public Comment on issues not on agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Board (3 min limit)

    Adjourn
  • Auxiliary News - February 27, 2014
    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.
    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 website is www.bridgercanyonfire.org.

    BCWC A quick blurb for BCWC as they always are so willing to help the BCRFD. The directories for the BCWC are almost complete. If you want your name in them please join BCWC and pay your 2014 dues. They are a mere $10.00 and they can be paid to Peggy Foster. BCWC, C/O Peggy Foster, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT. 59715. This is a great organization that does so much for Bridger Canyon. So please join.

    March 19, 2014 6:00PM BCRFD Dinner Community Room
    (Zone 13, 14 – Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way and Hawkline)
    Christine Pentecost is chair 587-0492 or cmpentecost@gmail.com) Please call her and offer to help.

    April 16, 2014 6:00 PM BCRFD Dinner Community Room
    (Zone 8, 9 – Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel and Henry)
    Anne Lungren 586-2128 and Kate Vargas 586-0549. Please call to help them.

    May 6, 2014 BCRFD Board of Trustee Election Mail

    May 15, 2014 2:00PM to 6:00PM BCRFD Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 16, 2014 9:00AM to 4:00PM BCRFD Donation Drop off Community Room

    May 17, 2014 9:00AM BCRFD Garage Sale Community Room

    June 21st, 2014 7:00 – 11:30 BCRFD Pancake Breakfast 2014 BCRFD Fire Station

    BCRFD Dinner for February
    On February 19th Zone 10, 11,12 – (Kelly Canyon 13870 – 15507, Hayhook, Dell, Snowline, Bridger Woods, Running Horse Trail, Snowshoe) provided a delicious dinner for the BCRFD Fire Department. Lorraine Conn, Janine Brecht, Mary Ann Kelly, Kim Marchwick, Dawn Poindexter, Dee Dee Rasmus and Susan Stengel provided a delicious and hearty beef stew, salad, rolls, dessert and brownies. Thank you so much.

    Notes from Mike Conn – BCRFD Board of Trustees:

    The Public Has Been Doing It’s Duty

    In a recent posting on the Safety Coalition’s website there was a request for voters to sign the latest recall petition so that the district residents could exercise some type of judgment on the actions of the Fire Board.
    Voters should consider that the very same people who the Safety Coalition emphasizes has 'jurisdiction over the Board' voted last May to KEEP the current Board in spite of the fact that two firefighters ran on the 'Board shows us no respect' platform and lost. Further, the normal process and operation of Montana Law provide this opportunity for the district residents each and every year, as there is always a board election for at least one Board member each year. The next opportunity will be at the normal election in May 6, 2014.
    Why then, doesn't the SC accept that judgment and jurisdictional choice by the community? It should be becoming increasing clear that this recall attempt is only an attempt by a small but vocal group to overturn legitimately elected representatives with trumped up erroneous allegations without proof. Remember the recall statute requires that any allegations made must be true. Where is the proof? Why will the Safety Coalition not participate in a public forum to substantiate what they claim?
    For more information please email, call or come to a
    Board Meeting to see first-hand.


    Garage Sale
    Saturday – May 17, 2014 9:00AM to 2:00PM - Monique Crawford, Chair
    Start your spring cleaning and please donate good, clean items to this sale. As always all moneys go directly to the BCRFD. This event will be on Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Community Room. Donation drop off will be Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th and Sale May 17th – See above times.
    Guidelines: Please no clothes, electronics or junk. Price your items to sell. Stickers will be at the Community Room to use a few weeks prior to the sale. All items left over will be donated to a worthy cause (suggestions would be appreciated.) Please contact Monique Crawford if you would like to help with this event. 586-5701 or email her at gpcrawford@hotmail.com.
    Committee for the Pancake Breakfast Silent Auction and Donations

    This committee met February 4th at 3:00 PM at the Community Room. Kay Bergsland, Chair, was most organized and handed out assignments to the individuals on the committee. The dollars from these donations enable the Pancake Breakfast to be such a success. If you know of any business that would like to contribute or that the committee should contact please call Kay at 585-7922 or email her at kbergsland@aol.com.
    This is our largest fundraising event of the year. The 2013 Pancake Breakfast grossed over $7,700.00 and netted over $7500.00 (an all-time record). All proceeds go to the BCRFD.

    Overall Chairman and Volunteer Chair Valerie Gould
    Advertising Chairman Cis Hager
    Art Show Chairman Dawn Poindexter
    Book Sale Pauline Sager (BCHPA)
    Silent Auction & Donations Chairman Kay Bergsland w/help of many

    BCHOA Book Sale at the Pancake Breakfast

    This is new this year and Pauline Sager is Chair. Contact her at 585-8554 or email her at Pauline@bclodge.com to help. Books are being collected now and can be dropped off at the Community Room. The monies earned from the BCHOA’s Book Sale will benefit the Bridger Canyon School house (80%) and the BCRFD (20%).

    Quilt Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast

    Another new event – a quilt raffle. Eunie Guentzel, Diane Bailes and Audrey Mueller are in the process of picking out a dynamite quilt to make and lots and lots of volunteers have stepped forward and offered to help. Sewing will commence in March. We will keep you posted on the particulars.

    Fireman’s Dinners 2013/2014
    Third Wednesday of the month (exception November – second Wednesday and December – Date to be decided.) The Fireman’s Dinners are a way that the community can thank the Firemen who protect our community. This year, like last year, we are asking the various subdivisions (Zones) from Bridger Canyon/Brackett Creek to take a month and provide dinners for the fireman (Plan for 23). The guidelines are as follows for the dinners. Food should be delivered by 5:00 pm on the day your group is assigned. Plan for a buffet and if one or two could be present during the meal to serve and then clean up that would be greatly appreciated. Call Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. A more accurate count will be provided a week before the meetings. If you are going to be out of town when your area is assigned you could help the group monetarily or you could volunteer to help another zone. Please contact your zone chair and offer to help now.
    Fireman’s Dinners 2014
    Day Date 3rd Wednesday
    Exception November – 2nd Wednesday Zone – See Below Lead
    Wednesday January 15, 2014 Zone 3 – (Bridger Canyon 8081 – 8215, Bridger Hills) Valerie Gould
    582-1605
    Wednesday February 19, 2014 Zone 10, 11,12 – (Kelly Canyon 13870 – 15507, Hayhook, Dell, Snowline, Bridger Woods, Running Horse Trail, Snowshoe)
    Lorraine Conn
    586-8511
    Wednesday March 19, 2014 Zone 13, 14 – (Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way, Hawkline) Christine Pentecost
    587-0492
    Wednesday April 16, 2014 Zone 8,9 – Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry) Anne Lungren
    586-2128
    Kate Vargas
    586-0549

    Wednesday May 21, 2014 Zone 5, 1 – (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, Mayfield) Terry Hodgson
    585-3030
    Wednesday June 18, 2014 Zone 17 – (Aspen Ln., Meadow Ln) Judy Eisele
    587-9581

    Wednesday July 1, 2014 Fireman Fireman
    Wednesday August 20, 2014 Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450 – 9440, Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Cloud Nine Rd.) Peggy Foster
    585-8367
    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 Zone 2 – (Bridger Canyon 6800 – 7900, Moose Point, Three Bears)
    Colleen Carnine (chaired 2013)
    582-8630

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 Zone 9, 18 – (Bridger Canyon 16002 – 16634. Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry, Brackett Cr., Horse Cr., Skunk Cr., Lower Skunk Cr.)
    Diane Schmidt (chaired 2013)
    686-9191
    Wednesday November 12th, 2014 Zone 6, 7 – (Bridger Canyon 11110-15325; 15425 - 15501, Stone Creek, Flaming Arrow, Tiaga Trail)
    Luella Polette (chaired 2013)
    586-5768

    Saturday Date to be decided
    Christmas Party for Firefighters and their families. Zone 15, 16 – (Jackson Creek 6470-7752, Tepee Ridge, Skyline, Sunny Hillside) Ann Chase (chaired 2013)
    586-3310


    Valerie Gould
    BCRFD Auxiliary Chair

  • BCRFD Auxilliary Meeting - January 14th, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
    Just a reminder that the BCRFD Auxiliary will meet on January 14, 2014 at 3:00pm. The time was set to accommodate those that want to ski that day. This will be our planning sessions for 2014. (BCRFD Pancake Breakfast and possibly a garage sale if there is enough interest.)

    We need many helpers so please plan to be present as this is the critical planning session for 2014. To streamline the BCRFD Auxiliary we will be having quarterly meetings in lieu of monthly meetings. The various sub committees can meet more frequently.

    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 website is www.bridgercanyonfire.org

    January 14th, 2014 3:00PM Auxiliary Meeting Community Center

    January 15th, 2014 6:00PM Monthly Fireman’s Dinner Community Center Zone 3

    June 21st, 2014 7:00AM – 11:30AM BCRFD Pancake Breakfast 2014 BCRFD Fire Station

    Chair Person: Valerie Gould 582-1605, 581-4943 (cell) vgould@littleappletech.com

    Agenda:

    Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:

    This is our largest fundraising event of the year. The 2013 Pancake Breakfast grossed over $7,700.00 and netted over $7500.00 (an all-time record). All proceeds go to the BCRFD.

    Date: Saturday - June 21, 2014
    Overall Chairman and Volunteer Chair Valerie Gould
    Advertising Chairman Cis Hager
    Art Show Chairman Dawn Poindexter
    Book Sale Pauline Sager (BCHPA)
    Silent Auction & Donations Chairman Kay Bergsland (Need co-chair)

    (The addition of the BCHOA’s Book Sale with this event will benefit the Bridger Canyon School house and they will be donating 20% of their profits to the BCRFD as do other Art Show participants.)

    Garage Sale: Dee Dee Rasmus mentioned having another BC Garage Sale as our other one was so successful. It was mentioned that it might be a joint venture with BCWC and BCHPA. A location was critical for this event to be successful and Peggy Foster offered to help find a location. We would like community input into this to see if there is sufficient interest. vgould@littleappletech.com


    Fireman’s Dinners 2013/2014 Third Wednesday of the month (exception November – second Wednesday and December – Date to be decided.) The Fireman’s Dinners are a way that the community can thank the Firemen who protect our community. This year, like last year, we are asking the various subdivisions (Zones) from Bridger Canyon/Brackett Creek to take a month and provide dinners for the fireman (Plan for 23). The guidelines are as follows for the dinners. Food should be delivered by 5:00 pm on the day your group is assigned. Plan for a buffet and if one or two could be present during the meal to serve and then clean up that would be greatly appreciated. Call Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. A more accurate count will be provided a week before the meetings. If you are going to be out of town when your area is assigned you could help the group monetarily or you could volunteer to help another zone. Please contact your zone chair and offer to help now.

    Fireman’s Dinners 2014
    Day Date 3rd Wednesday
    Exception November – 2nd Wednesday Zone – See Below Lead
    Wednesday January 15, 2014 Zone 3 – (Bridger Canyon 8081 – 8215, Bridger Hills) Valerie Gould
    582-1605
    Wednesday February 19, 2014 Zone 10, 11,12 – (Kelly Canyon 13870 – 15507, Hayhook, Dell, Snowline, Bridger Woods, Running Horse Trail, Snowshoe)
    Lorraine Conn
    586-8511
    Wednesday March 19, 2014 Zone 13, 14 – (Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way, Hawkline) Christine Pentecost
    587-0492
    Wednesday April 16, 2014 Zone 8,9 – Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry) Anne Lungren
    586-2128
    Kate Vargas
    586-0549

    Wednesday May 21, 2014 Zone 5, 1 – (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, Mayfield) Terry Hodgson
    585-3030
    Wednesday June 18, 2014 Zone 17 – (Aspen Ln., Meadow Ln) Judy Eisele
    587-9581

    Wednesday July 1, 2014 Fireman Fireman
    Wednesday August 20, 2014 Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450 – 9440, Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Cloud Nine Rd.) Donna Kindt
    582-1426
    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 Zone 2 – (Bridger Canyon 6800 – 7900, Moose Point, Three Bears)
    Colleen Carnine (chaired 2013)
    582-8630

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 Zone 9, 18 – (Bridger Canyon 16002 – 16634. Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry, Brackett Cr., Horse Cr., Skunk Cr., Lower Skunk Cr.)
    Diane Schmidt (chaired 2013)
    686-9191
    Wednesday November 12th, 2014 Zone 6, 7 – (Bridger Canyon 11110-15325; 15425 - 15501, Stone Creek, Flaming Arrow, Tiaga Trail)
    Luella Polette (chaired 2013)
    586-5768

    Saturday Date to be decided
    Christmas Party for Firefighters and their families. Zone 15, 16 – (Jackson Creek 6470-7752, Tepee Ridge, Skyline, Sunny Hillside) Ann Chase (chaired 2013)
    586-3310


    Valerie Gould
    BCRFD Auxiliary Chair
  • AGENDA - BCRFD Board of Trustees
    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    Meeting Date: December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM
    Meeting Place: Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., Community Room

    Agenda Items:
    Call to Order
    Explanation of Point of Order under Robert’s Rules of Order
    Approval of Agenda
    Approval of Minutes from previous meetings
    Public Comment for items on tonight’s Agenda (3min limit)
    Treasurer’s report – Peggy Foster
    Chief’s Report and updates
    OLD BUSINESS
    Presentation of finalists for part time Admin Assistant by Dave Foster
    Update on AFG grant
    Introduce further proposed changes to pending Rules of Procedure
    NEW BUSINESS
    Update on new website
    Public Comment on issues not on agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Board (3 min limit)
    Adjourn
  • Board Meeting Dec. 9, 2013
    The Special Meeting of the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District Board of Trustees to be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 has been postponed. The Regular Meeting of the Bridger Canyon Board of Trustees will be held as scheduled on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room of the Fire Department. The Agenda will be noticed and published on the website 'bridgercanyonfire.org' 48 hours prior to the meeting date and time.

    Thank you,
    Mike Conn, Chair
    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Board of Trustees
  • BCRFD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    AGENDA
    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    Meeting Date: November 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM
    Meeting Place: Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., Community Room

    Agenda Items:

    Call to Order
    Explanation of Point of Order under Robert’s Rules of Order
    Approval of Agenda
    Approval of Minutes from previous meetings
    Public Comment for items on tonight’s Agenda
    Treasurer’s report – Peggy Foster
    Chief’s Report and updates

    OLD BUSINESS

    Update on BCPOA proposed forum on Recall Election
    Further consideration of charging for multiple false alarms
    Update on Status of Forum on Fire Department Issues

    NEW BUSINESS

    Consider creating position for part time Admin Assistant

    Consider authorizing, and taking action to authorize, if deemed appropriate by the Board and with advice and counsel from the District’s attorney, to commence and prosecute a declaratory judgment action, which would:
    a. Seek a judicial declaration of the Board of Trustees’ rights, status, or other legal relations with respect to the construction of the open meeting laws of the State of Montana and the validity of section 45-7-401(1)(e), Montana Code Annotated, and their application to certain alleged actions of the members of the Board of Trustees in their official capacities;
    b. Name as the necessary parties possibly to include the unincorporated association identifying itself as the “Bridger Canyon Fire District Safety Coalition,” representatives thereof, and/or Gallatin County and/or the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office; and,
    c. Be, if approved by the Board, in view of (1) allegations of “misconduct” published by the “Safety Coalition” on its website, and (2) the Montana Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Conrad, which appears to have declared section 45-7-401(1)(e) to void.

    Public Comment on issues not on agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Board

    Adjourn
  • Auxilliary Update - October 2013
    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 bridgercanyonfd.com/BCFDMeetingCenter.aspx is up and running for scheduling of the BC Community Center with instructions on Center reservations.

    Calendar Dates: Auxiliary Meetings second (2nd) Tuesday of each month – 3:00PM Community Center

    Dates to Remember:
    November 11th, 2013 9:00AM BCRFD Auxiliary Meeting Community Center
    November 13th, 2013 6:00PM BCRFD Fireman’s Dinner Community Center
    Zone 6, 7 Luella Polette is leader

    Pancake Breakfast Update:
    Pancake Breakfast Recap as of October 17, 2013. More donations for the 2013 Pancake Breakfast were received. Thank you to all who gave so generously with their time, money and talents to make the 2013 Pancake Breakfast the best ever. If you would like to donate to this event you still can. Send a check made out to BCRFD and send to BCRFD, C/O Peggy Foster 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT. 59715.

    2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total for 5 Years

    Art Sales $59.00 $185.00 $244.00
    Art Commissions $349.50 $249.00 $287.00 $383.00 $400.00 $1,668.50
    Pancake Breakfast $2,425.78 $2,124.00 $3,919.05 $2,336.00 $4,912.25 $15,717.08
    Silent Auction $1,810.00 $1,585.00 $1,619.00 $2,348.00 $2,391.00 $9,753.00
    Total Income $4,644.28 $3,958.00 $6,010.05 $5,067.00 $7,703.25 $27,382.58

    Food Purchased $642.10 $767.18 $1,409.28
    Advertising $101.25 $101.25
    Small Equipment $195.75 $0.00 $195.75
    Donated Food -$406.77 -$595.24 -$1,002.01
    Food Sold -$58.00 -$58.00

    Total Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $474.33 $171.94 $646.27


    Net $4,644.28 $3,958.00 $6,010.05 $4,592.67 $7,531.31 $26,736.31


    Criminal Activity in Bridger Canyon:

    It has come to our attention that there has been some criminal activity in our community. Here are the incidents that we know of and if you have had any criminal activity please fill out the information on the attached BCRFD Emergency Form so we are aware of it. Please be alert to strangers walking on your property and take appropriate precautions.

    In October 2013: There was an attempted break in at a house in BC. The sheriff's office responded and took pictures. They ruled out a bear and feel it was a human that walked on the property -- it had been raining and no vehicle tracks were spotted. They were able to completely break the door latch off of the door. The homeowner has replaced the wooden door jam with a metal jam.

    Earlier in 2013: A young man, about 25 years old, came up to a home in BC and peeked in the window. People were home and he scared them. He was confronted by the property owner and was asked what he was doing on the property. He said he was looking for property to buy. He, too, was on foot and no vehicle was spotted. His story just did not fit with the circumstances and the homeowner was very suspicious.

    BCRFD Emergency Update Sheet:

    We would like BCRFD residents to update their information for the BCRFD on a yearly basis. We have changed the form to include some additional information that residents have asked us to include.


    Please return to: Valerie Gould, BCRFD Auxiliary Secretary: 1600 Place Creek Road: Bozeman, MT 59715: vgould@littleappletech.com (406)582-1605 Home: (406)581-4943 Cell.

    The BCRFD and the BCRFD Auxiliary is updating its emergency response homeowners’ information. To prepare for an emergency within our community please fill out completely. This information is confidential and could prove invaluable in a time of crisis. Please note the emails are our fastest way of communicating information to the community

    Name (Owner) __________________________________________________________________________

    Renter’s Name (If applicable) _____________________________________________________________________

    BC Physical Address __________________________________________________________________________

    Mailing Address __________________________________________________________________________

    Telephone # Local _______________________ Telephone # Non Local_______________________________

    Cell Phone #’s _________________________________ ____________________________________

    Email Addresses _________________________________ ____________________________________

    Expertise for emergencies. For example are you a doctor, nurse, first responder?_____________________________
    Do you have equipment that could be useful in a community emergency? (Horse trailer to move horses, snow mobile etc.) Heavy Equipment __________________________________________________________________________

    If you have an alarm who is the local contact and telephone #___________ _____ ___________________ ________ # of Adult Residents ____ # of Children (Under 18) ________________________ # of Dogs____# of Cats_______

    Have you had any criminal activity on your property that the BCRFD should be aware of in the last year. Please explain._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    The BCRFD has 22 dedicated fire fighters. They are expanding and seeking volunteers for BCRFD.
    ___________Yes, I am interested in joining the BCRFD, please contact me.
    ___________I know someone that might be interested in joining, please contact me.


    Fireman’s Dinners:

    Bracket Creek (Zone 18) provided a wonderful dinner for the BCRFD on October 16, 2013. They served Beef Stew, Popovers/Bread, Salad, Bundt Cake and Brownies. Rosemary Newman, Sonya Loeser and Sally Taylor did the cooking. Thank you so much.

    Fireman’s Dinners 2013/2014 Third Wednesday of the month (exception November – second Wednesday and December – To be decided.) The Fireman’s Dinners are a way that the community can thank the Firemen who protect our community. This year, like last year, we are asking the various subdivisions (Zones) from Bridger Canyon/Brackett Creek to take a month and provide dinners for the fireman (Plan for 23). The guidelines are as follows for the dinners. Food should be delivered by 5:00 pm on the day your group is assigned. Plan for a buffet and if one or two could be present during the meal to serve and then clean up that would be greatly appreciated. Call Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. A more accurate count will be provided a week before the meetings. If you are going to be out of town when your area is assigned you could help the group monetarily.

    Day Date 3rd Wednesday
    Exception November – 2nd Wednesday Zone – See Below Lead
    Wednesday September 18, 2013 Zone 2 – (Bridger Canyon 6800 – 7900, Moose Point, Three Bears)
    Colleen Carnine
    582-8630

    Wednesday October 16, 2013 Zone 9, 18 – (Bridger Canyon 16002 – 16634. Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry, Brackett Cr., Horse Cr., Skunk Cr., Lower Skunk Cr.)
    Diane Schmidt
    686-9191
    Wednesday November 13, 2013 Zone 6, 7 – (Bridger Canyon 11110-15325; 15425 - 15501, Stone Creek, Flaming Arrow, Tiaga Trail)
    Luella Polette
    586-5768

    Day to be decided Date to be decided Zone 15, 16 – (Jackson Creek 6470-7752, Tepee Ridge, Skyline, Sunny Hillside) Ann Chase
    586-3310

    Wednesday January 15, 2014 Zone 3 – (Bridger Canyon 8081 – 8215, Bridger Hills) Valerie Gould
    582-1605
    Wednesday February 19, 2014 Zone 10, 11,12 – (Kelly Canyon 13870 – 15507, Hayhook, Dell, Snowline, Bridger Woods, Running Horse Trail, Snowshoe)
    Lorraine Conn
    586-8511
    Wednesday March 19, 2014 Zone 13, 14 – (Jackson Creek 57-6200, Absaroka, Bridger Hallow, Greenridge, Green Mountain Way, Hawkline) Christine Pentecost
    587-0492
    Wednesday April 16, 2014 Zone 8,9 – Bridger Canyon 15760-16634, Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull Wheel, Henry) Need Leader
    Wednesday May 21, 2014 Zone 5, 1 – (Bridger Canyon 3016 – 6140; 9839 – 10940; Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden, Mayfield) Terry Hodgson
    585-3030
    Wednesday June 18, 2014 Zone 17 – (Aspen Ln., Meadow Ln) Judy Eisele
    587-9581

    Wednesday July 1, 2014 Fireman Fireman
    Wednesday August 20, 2014 Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450 – 9440, Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Cloud Nine Rd.) Donna Kindt
    582-1426


    Respectfully submitted,

    Valerie Gould
    Secretary
    582-1605
    vgould@littleappletech.com
  • Board of Trustees - 10/14/13 - 6:30
    AGENDA
    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    Meeting Date: October 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM Meeting Place: Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., Community Room

    Agenda Items:

    Call to Order

    Approval of Agenda

    Approval of Minutes from previous meetings

    Public Comment for items on tonight's Agenda

    Treasurer's report - Peggy Foster
    Chief's Report and updates

    OLD BUSINESS
    Decide if Mission Statement, Statement of Core Values, Rules and Procedures for governing the District are ready to be sent for Legal Review.

    NEW BUSINESS
    Legal services fee agreement
    Consider request to rent apartment
    Consider Response to BCPOA Forum
    Consider imposing a charge for multiple false alarm calls
    Consider establishing regular working meetings for board
    Consider pursuing an Agreement with Sedan for call reimbursement
    Year-end Firefighter appreciation event

    Public Comment on issues not on agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Board

    Adjourn
  • August CHIEF’S REPORT
    BRIDGER CANYON FIRE DEPARTMENT
    September 9, 2013

    Calls: Five. Three medical, one of which was a fall at a construction site.

    One back country rescue at the “M” (SAR Assist).

    One Mutual Aid, Structure Fire, Rae Souerdough. (Tender 84 response)

    Training: Will resume Saturday morning Engine/Pump Ops.this month.

    Station and Equipment: Arnie Jacobs repaired the Hose Cover on the back of Eng. 81. We had the well inspected and tested, VERY SLOW RECHARGE RATE. Had to cut down on lawn watering. Also, pump sucking air at times caused back-up of mineral deposits from hotwater heater into cold water line, partially blocking line in North Bay according to plumber. Plumber due here on the 20th to correct the problem. Water level in the well is still an issue. We’ll see if water table recovers this fall before doing anything further.

    Highway 86 Warning Lignts: MDT Helena is procuring equipment with which to build Prototype for testing. Grant money “should” take care of most if not all costs. Thanks to Kent Madden, BCPOA Board member, for getting the program rolling.

    Fire Restrictions: The Open Burning Ban remains in effect for now, however, Park County, FWP, DNRC and Gallatin Nat. Forest will lift Fire Restrictions as of 00:01 Sept. 13th. We may consider doing the same with Board approval.


    Pancake Breakfast: Thanks to Val Gould for running a super event: Served approx. 280 people, netted about $6500! This is the best yet! Thanks to the over 50 volunteers who put in 600 hours to bring this about. Many, many thanks to all who attended and worked to make the event so successful.

    Chief’s Comments: Mutual Aid, Tender 84 Crew, Shane & Mather - hauled 25,000 gallons of water over a six hour period. Thanked for “a great job” by Rae FD.


    Respectfully submitted,

    Dennis Guentzel
    Acting Chief
  • Bridger Canyon Fire Department Update
    Because the status of your Fire Department is of such great importance to all of you, I am sending this update via email rather than just posting it on our website.

    Considerable progress has been made in the past three months in the rebuilding of our Fire Department. I am very excited about the progress. We have been able to recruit a very enthusiastic group of people, most of whom live right here in Bridger Canyon. These people are very dedicated to serving each and every member of this community. We now have 22 people on our roster including the new recruits. Several Saturday morning sessions have been added to the regular training schedule and several firefighters attended advanced firefighter trainings at other facilities outside the Department to accelerate our progress.

    I will ask everyone to keep an open mind about our efforts in rebuilding this Fire Department and caution you to weigh carefully the negative and erroneous input received from anonymous sources. I also encourage you to keep informed by attending the monthly BCRFD meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, thereby getting the most factual and up to date information available.

    As you know we are holding our annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 7:30AM to 11:30AM. I invite you and your families to join us for some great food and at the same time, meet our community’s newest Firefighters.

    A Fire Station cleanup is scheduled for the week before the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning, August 31st. Any help you are willing to give would be greatly appreciated.

    We are still actively recruiting volunteer Firefighters. Please do not hesitate to inquire.

    If you have any questions or concerns, you may call me at 406/582-1640

    Best regards,

    Denny Guentzel
    Acting Chief
    Bridger Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
  • Auxilliary Meeting Minutes - dates
    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center. Address 8081 Bridger Canyon Road, Telephone to community center is 587-4426

    Christine Pentecost found this quote and she wanted to include it in the minutes of the August 13, 2013.

    Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.


    Dates to Remember:

    Wednesday, August 21st BCRFD Fireman’s dinner 6:00PM – Dinner Served to Fireman
    Leader Sharon Davis 586-2627
    Zone 4 - 8450 – 9440 Bridger Canyon Road
    Bridger Canyon Spur; Bridger Shadows Rd.
    Cloud Nine Rd. Plan for twenty (20).

    Sunday, August 25th BCWC Annual Picnic - Bridger Bowl 1:00pm. Come and bring a neighbor or two.
    Also bring a side dish for 12. Lemonade, Burgers, Brats and Dogs with all the “fixings” will be provided. Beer & Wine Cash Bar

    Saturday, August 31th 8:00AM Work Day at BCRFD - Pressure Wash Fire Station, Shine Trucks, Spruce up Community Center and Gardens

    Friday, September 6th 1:00PM BCRFD Preset up of Pancake Breakfast Need lots of help

    Saturday, September 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast & Art Sale Breakfast Hours are 7:30AM – 11:30AM (workers bees 6:00AM)

    Meeting was held in the newly completed creek side yard of BCRFD. Cis Hager suggested we meet at the picnic area. It was delightful.
    Attendees were Valerie Gould, Mike Conn, Judi Maloney, Kay Bergsland, Cathy Anderson, Lorraine Conn, Dawn Poindexter and Ann Chase.


    Notes from Mike Conn, BCRFD Board Chair: “Wish List” for BCRFD
     Compact thermal imaging camera
     Wireless headset for Engine 81
     Mechanical cribbing (used to stabilize vehicles in an accident.)

    Cis Hager made a motion that the proceeds from the BCRFD Pancake Breakfast 2013 go to the BCRFD “Wish List.” It was unanimously adopted.

    Pancake Breakfast update:

    • Plan to attend and enjoy a great breakfast and bring friends and family.

    • There will be many activities for little kids and big kids alike.

    • Paul Poindexter and Susan Stengel will provide fabulous music for the event.

    • We also decided since this was now a fall event to expand the menu to include a baked apple pancake topping. YUM.

    • Art show– Contact Dawn Poindexter (582-4947 – dppoind2325@aol.com)

    • Silent Auction – Contact Lorraine Conn (586-8511 lconn9@gmail.com)

    • Menu:

    o Pancakes
    o Eggs,
    o Sausage Patties
    o Strawberries
    o Bananas,
    o Apple topping (Baked)
    o Whip cream.

    We are accepting cash donations to help defray the cost of this event and to help purchase the “Wish List.” . Send a check to BCRFD C/O Peggy Foster, BCRFD Ttreasurer, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT 59715.
    Please note that it is for the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

    Hopefully we will be able to get everything on the BCRFD’s “Wish List.


    Respectfully submitted,

    Valerie Gould
    BCRFD Auxiliary Secretary,
  • Meeting, PANCAKE BREAKFAST, ETC.
    Last night (Monday, July 8, 2013) at the BCRFD Board Meeting the BCRFD Auxiliary was given permission by the Board to set the date of September 7th, 2013 for our annual Pancake Breakfast.


    Event BCRFD Pancake Breakfast Saturday, September 7th, 2013 7:30 – 11:30AM
    Event BCRFD Pre – set up Friday, September 6th, 1:00 – 4:00PM
    Event Clean up Community Room Date to be set
    Event Spruce up the Fire Station Date to be set

    All previous volunteers man your stations. If for some reason you can’t; please find a substitute and definitely give me a call. Valerie Gould, 582-1605 or cell 581-4943 or vgould@littleappletech.com. If you haven’t volunteered in the past please do so. We need all the help we can get. Let’s make this the best Pancake Breakfast ever.
    Let’s get back to what BC does best - Work together as a community and being good and caring neighbors.

    Thanks so much,

    BCRFD Auxiliary

    A little history of how great our community is:

    BCRFD Auxiliary Update/Recap as of July 9, 2013

    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center. Address 8081 Bridger Canyon Road, Telephone to community center is 587-4426

    The BCRFD, BCRFD Board, BCPOA, BCWC and the BCRFD auxiliary have accomplished so much in the last few years. Here is a brief recap. In the fall of 2005, Luella Polette approached a BCRFD board Member with an idea that her friend Molly Iddles suggested. We needed a Community Center for the BC Community and Molly generously gave $10,000 for the “seed money” to start a campaign. The BCRFD Board voted to support this drive and they presented information regarding the expansion of the fire house with the inclusion of space for a Community Center with kitchen facilities. By May 2007 the BC Community donated $61,990.00 from 96 BC residents in private donations. The first estimate of $55,000 to build and furnish this room was far short of the amount required, but the final product was much bigger and better. In the fall of 2007 – spring 2008 the BCWC was asked to help initiate another fund raising drive. 87 residents gave an additional $23,235.00 to complete and furnish the Community Center. The Williamson Ranch Partnership deeded the property which the BCRFD occupied. Also the Bridger Hills Homeowners’ Association gave additional land for this expansion. The BCWC gave $3,200.00. Several residents gave their time, materials and hard work to complete this Center. Materials, furnishings and equipment were given to the Community Center by individuals. The BCWC held a “Kitchen Shower” for the kitchen of the Community Center. The BCWC spent an additional $350.00 to buy the china and misc. items from the Riverside Country Club renovation sale to furnish additional needed items. Monies earned from these fundraisers – help build and furnish the Community Center. The monies also bought needed supplies, chairs, tables and blinds. To further complete the outside of the BCRFD building additional items were bought and resident’s time were donated: railroad ties, concrete, paint, asphalt sealant, stoppers and sod.

    The BCRFD Auxiliary was started after this Community Room came to fruition. It was clear that the Community Center would need an ongoing support group. A group of individuals approached the BCRFD Board and asked to form the Auxiliary. The Board gave their approval with the conditions that the Auxiliary would operate under the auspices of the BCRFD Board and any funds raised in fundraising events would be directly given to the BCRFD Board and they would disperse the funds accordingly.

    To date, the auxiliary with the help of the BC Community, BCRFD, BCRFD Board, BCWC, and BCPOA have:

     Sponsored the BCRFD Annual Pancake Breakfast for four years – Earning approximately $20,000 and serving approximately 1500.
     Sponsored the BCRFD Annual Baked Potato dinner for three years – Earning approximately $3,300 and serving approximately 275.
     Spearheaded the landscaping of the BCRFD and Community Center.
     Initiated and maintained an Emergency Data Base for the BCRFD and the BC Community.
     Inventoried the Community Center the BCRFD Board for insurance reasons.
     Held many cleaning sessions to keep the BCRFD, Community Center and the grounds thereof.
     Supported the Reflective Signage Program started by Denny and Eunie Guentzel.
     Organized the BC Fire Department monthly dinners for two years and still ongoing.
     Have responded to many emergency situations by providing food for our Fire Fighters during times of crisis.
    Since its inception, the Community Center has been a special gathering place for our community - BCRFD trainings, community meetings, social functions, fundraisers and command headquarters for emergencies when necessary. It serves the community well and the BCRFD, BCPOA and BCWC should be very proud of their joint efforts.
  • PANCAKE BREAKFAST POSTPONED
    Re: Annual Pancake Breakfast Postponed
    Scheduled work days June 15th Cancelled
    Scheduled work day June 21st Cancelled

    The Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the BCRFD Auxiliary has been and will continue to be a great success and our largest fundraiser. However, due to the recent events concerning the BCRFD , the auxiliary board and members felt it prudent to postpone this year’s event to a future date this year.

    We appreciate all the many hours of planning, preparation and hard work the BC community volunteers have done. Our time spent on this fundraiser has not been wasted as a new date will be decided shortly. The Auxiliary appreciates all the support the BC community extends to this event.
    BCRFD Auxiliary
  • Fire Dept Auxiliary/Pancake Breakfast




    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center. Address 8081 Bridger Canyon Road, Telephone to community center is 587-4426

    Officers for 2012 - 2013
    President Christine Pentecost
    Secretary Valerie Gould
    Treasurer Lorraine Conn

    Attendees Included: Valerie Gould, Eunie Guentzel, Marcia Raches, Jana Christensen, Ann Chase, Kay Bergsland, Peggy Foster, Dawn Poindexter and Mike Conn

    Dates to Remember:

    June 15th Saturday: Work Day Fire Station/Community Center 9:00AM – 1:00PM Pressure Wash Fire Station, Shine Trucks, Spruce up Community Center

    June 19th Wednesday: BCRFD Wed. Supper for Fireman 6:00PM – Dinner Served to Fireman Hosts are Aspen Lane & Aspen Meadow Contact Judy Eisele Chair 587-9581

    June 21st Friday: Set up Community Center 1:00PM – Preset up of Pancake Breakfast – clean tables chairs, etc.

    June 22nd Saturday: Annual Pancake Breakfast & Art Sale 7:30AM – 11:30AM (workers be there 6:00AM)

    We put the finishing touches on the planning for the pancake breakfast. We have had a great response from the Bridger Canyon Community residents and local businesses. Many items have been donated for the silent auction as well as food and services for this event. The subcommittee chairs have just done an outstanding job. Thank you to all.

    Cis Hager Advertising – Great job

    Loraine Conn – Silent Auction Items for Silent Auction – We need some one of a kind fantastic items for this. Lorraine Conn (586-8511 lconn9@gmail.com) is contact.
    Many fantastic items have been donated and we are ahead of last year.

    Dawn Poindexter – Art Show - Art Show – Please call Dawn Poindexter (582-4947 – dppoind2325@aol.com) if you would like to be involved in this area. As always Dawn is doing a super job.

    Kay Bergsland &
    Marcia Raches Local Business donations – Please call Kay Bergsland if you are or know a local business that would like to donate to this cause. (585-7922 - kbergsland@aol.com)
    We are way ahead of last year’s donations. Great job.

    Valerie Gould Volunteers - We still need worker bees so Call Valerie Gould 582-1605 vgould@littleappletech.com to help. Need helpers on Friday at 1:00 and on Saturday for event and then clean up.

    We are accepting cash donations to help defray the cost of this event. Send a check to BCRFD C/O Peggy Foster, treasurer, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT 59715. Please note that it is for the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Valerie Gould
    Secretary
  • Auxilliary Meeting Minutes - May 2013
    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    Officers for 2012 - 2013
    President Christine Pentecost
    Secretary Valerie Gould
    Treasurer Lorraine Conn

    Attendees Included: Christine Pentecost, Valerie Gould, Eunie Guentzel, Marty Biel, Kay Bergsland, Lorraine Conn, Ann Chase, Dawn Poindexter and Judy Maloney

    Dates to Remember: Spring clean-up at the community center this Friday May 17th and Monday May 20th. Please plan to attend and help out. Many hands make for light work and lots of fun. Pancake Breakfast coming up fast.

    May 17th Community Center (Friday) 10:30 AM – Road Clean Up and Community Room Clean Up and Garden Clean Up.

    May 20th Community Center (Monday) 9:00A- Community Room Clean Up and Garden Clean-up (Finish up what did not get done on Friday)

    June 11th Auxiliary Meeting – Community Center 9:00AM Workday Clean Kitchen area / Final Meeting for Pancake Breakfast (Final Check supplies and purchases)

    June 21st Set up Community Center 1:00PM – Preset up of Pancake Breakfast – clean tables chairs, etc.

    June 22nd Pancake Breakfast Breakfast Hours are 7:30AM – 11:30AM (workers be there 6:00AM)

    Landscape Committee Report from Carol Fifer: Spring Clean-up this Friday 10:30AM/ Monday 9:00AM A great big thank you to Carol Fifer and all she has done for the grounds at the community center. She and Heidi McLoughlin made it possible for us to enjoy the grounds at the community center side yard and front. Here is a message from Carol. She has done so much work and now she needs more help. Here is what she says, “I was able to clean up the flagpole area except the tall Karl Forrester grasses need to be cut back. The wraps around the tall trees were removed but I didn't get to do any more than that on the side area. I removed the weed fabric around the flagpole plants except for one small area on the left side by the parking lot. It might be too late to do that because those plants will be flowering soon. A little clean-up and cutting back on the smaller perennials on the side would be in order and an application of a broad spectrum fertilizer all over should be done Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Eunie had some lovely paver stones she volunteered to donate to put a little walkway from the bridge over the creek to the concrete patio since that seems to be a preferred path but we didn't get time to finish that last year. Maybe Denny would be willing to being them down to the station. The landscaping was designed to be very low maintenance but will need a bit of attention in the Spring and again in the fall. As my back gets stronger I will stop by to do what I can. I suggest you be careful about any additional plants people may want to donate or install because there are some which require just too much work.




    Annual Pancake Breakfast and Art Sale Saturday, June 22, 2013 Benefits the BCRFD and Community Center – Mark your calendars and plan to attend this wonderful fun event.

    Planning for this event was discussed in detail. We have people signed up for various tasks, but still need more help.

    Loraine Conn Silent Auction Items for Silent Auction – We need some one of a kind fantastic items for this. Lorraine Conn (586-8511 lconn9@gmail.com) is contact.

    Dawn Poindexter Art Show - All canyon artists wanting to display/sell your work, please contact Dawn Poindexter at dpoind2325@aol.com. We will be setting up on Friday, June 20th at 1 PM. First come, first served on tables and positions. Can't wait to see all the great art show. Dawn

    Kay Bergsland &
    Marcia Raches Local Business donations – Please call Kay Bergsland if you are or know a local business that would like to donate to this cause. (585-7922 - kbergsland@aol.com)

    Valerie Gould Volunteers - We still need worker bees so Call Valerie Gould 582-1605 vgould@littleappletech.com to help. Need helpers on Friday at 1:00 and on Saturday for event and then clean up.

    Donations We are accepting cash donations to help defray the cost of this event. Send a check to BCRFD C/O Peggy Foster, treasurer, 7775 Bridger Shadows Road, Bozeman, MT 59715. Please note that it is for the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

    Photographer We need someone to take pictures of this event. Christine will help, but she is involved in the Art Show and therefore another person would be great.


    Fireman’s Dinners: The Fireman’s dinners are a great way to show community support for the men and women who volunteer to make our community a safer place to live. The dinners this year have involved many, many of our Canyon Residents and they are so appreciated by the Fireman.

    April 17th Zone 8 & 9, Leader Cindy Marlenee (rcmarlenee@aol.com - 586-5864) Area includes: Bridger Canyon 15769 -16634 – Bridger Pines, Wedelin Drive, Falling Star, Bull, and Wheel & Henry. Cindy Marlenee, Dottie Keyes, Ann Lundgren. Served Lasagna, Salad, Croissants, Pie & Cupcakes.

    May 15th – Zone 1& 5. Leaders are Laurel Campbell & Terri Hodgson (tah@millesonarchitects.com - 585-3030 area includes: 3016 – 6140; 9839 - 10940 Bridger Canyon Road, Brass Lantern, Fish Hatchery, Maiden & Mayfield. Contact Terri to offer to help.

    June 19th - Zone 17, Aspen Land, & Meadow Lane – Leader is Judy Eisele, 587-9581, judyeisele1@gmail.com. Please contact her to offer to cook, buy or donate to make the dinner wonderful.

    July 17th – Fireman

    August 21st – Zone 4 – Bridger Canyon 8450 – 9440, Bridger Canyon Spur, Bridger Shadows Rd., Could Nine Rd. – Sharon Davis leader 586-2627 sd@daviscamp.net Please contact her to offer to help.

    Respectfully submitted, Valerie Gould Secretary
  • Community Room to Remain Alcohol Free
    (Bozeman Daily Chronicle - December 4, 2012)
    Bridger Canyon firefighters had reason to celebrate Monday night. So they broke out the soda pop.

    On Monday night, the Bridger Canyon Fire District board voted unanimously against changing the department’s policy prohibiting alcohol.

    The vote was the abrupt end to several months of public comment on whether residents should be allowed to have alcohol at events held in the department’s spacious community room.


    “It was such a surprise. It was like a sucker-punch,” said board member and firefighter Franklin Coles afterward. “But we’re all pretty happy.”


    Because around 20 people came to the meeting, board chairman Mike Conn moved the vote to the first item on the agenda. The motion to vote was made, the five board members voted and the issue was over within two minutes.


    Those in attendance seemed stunned into a few moments of silence. Then firefighters started a chorus of thank-you’s.


    After the meeting, Conn said the board had tried to listen to both sides.


    “Based upon the input we received in the form of public comments and emails, it was a 50-50 split,” Conn said. “But the vote took into consideration the thoughts of the firefighters.”


    During the meeting, one firefighter asked if steps could be taken to make sure the issue wouldn’t return, such as amending the department’s articles of incorporation.


    “I don’t think we can put this to rest. But we won’t consider it again soon,” Conn said.


    With that, several left the meeting satisfied.


    The firefighters disappeared into the south vehicle bay, and a muffled cheer was heard behind the door. Firefighter Sarah Martin said she and her coworkers held a public position that they took seriously.


    “It’s a reputation thing,” Martin said. “If someone was drinking and got injured after they left, it would come back on us. People wouldn’t trust us and other departments wouldn’t respect us.”


    Neighbors Marcia Raches, Jane Shields and Luella Polette were pleased with the vote. All three have long supported the department, either through their own service or that of family members.


    Because of that, Polette said, they were worried about the liability issue and how an alcohol-related incident would reflect on the department.


    “It’s not appropriate,” Polette said. “This is my fire department; I feel a sense of ownership.”


    Raches said another long-time supporter, Molly Iddles, would have been happy.


    Iddles died in 2006 but put up the initial funds for the community room, which was dedicated to her.


    The community room was built five years ago, along with a second bay for fire trucks.


    Coles said more than 600 property owners agreed to pay a levy for the expansion so the community room was open to their use.


    Less than a year ago, a nearby resident died and his widow wanted to have a memorial in the community room. She made an impassioned plea to allow alcohol for that but the board voted against it, Coles said.


    A few months later, a group of residents made a similar request. This time, the board decided to hear it, Coles said.


    “It’s taken up a lot of our time,” Coles said. “The firefighters felt betrayed, but tonight’s vote went a long way toward healing that.”


    Laura Lundquist can be reached at 582-2638 or llundquist@dailychronicle.com. Follow her on Twitter at @llundquist.
  • Reverse 911 Sign-up
    In Gallatin County/Bozeman you can register your cell phone numbers with 911. Each number provided will be added to the regional emergency database to receive voice notifications when your address is impacted by a disaster or emergency.

    Gallatin County Reverse 911 Registration for cell phones is available at the below link. Land line phones are automatically in the system.

    www.readygallatin.com/epns/subscribe.php

    More information:
    http://www.gallatincountyfire.org/content.php?pageId=10

  • BCRFD AUXILLIARY MEETING
    Auxiliary Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 3:00 p.m.
    Fall Cleaning Tuesday September 18, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00PM Community Center needs a bit of cleaning come early and help.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 bridgercanyonfd.com/BCFDMeetingCenter.aspx is up and running for scheduling of the BC Community Center with instructions on Center reservations.

    Election of Officers for 2012/2013

    Landscaping Committee: – Heidi McLoughlin, Franklin Coles, Eunie Guentzel, Luella Polette, Carol Fifer and Dan Astrom - The landscaping for the side patio is complete and beautiful. Accolades to all who participated.

    • Big Sky Tree Farm, Russ Richard donated boulders and labor to install, (bigskytreefarm@mac.com)
    • Highridge Landscapes, Tyler Lindquist donated installation of irrigation system at cost of materials
    (highridgelandscapes@gmail.com)

    • Landscape materials were purchased from Cashman's Nursery, Reese Creek Nursery, and Westscape Wholesale Nursery

    • Concrete patio was purchased and installed by Daniel Shaw, dba:Place-Rite Finisher

    • Large Trees were installed by Highline Crossing Tree Farm

    • Mulch and topsoil purchased from Western Pine

    • Sod was donated by Luella Polette****** , purchased from Springhill Sod

    • Manual labor donated by:
    o Carol Fifer
    o John Lee
    o Matt Lee (our son on his vacation!! He didn't have a choice)
    o Eunie and Dennis Guentzel
    o Dan Astrom
    o Heidi McLaughlin
    o Luella Polette
    o Toby Day, MSU Extension Horticulture Specialist, Master Gardener Coordinator
    o Jeanne McCormick, Master Gardener


    Reflective Signage; Eunie Guentzel and Denny Guentzel

    In an Emergency every second counts. Quick response by emergency personnel requires a clearly visible address number at the street end of each driveway. Because of our rural setting, one of the greatest difficulties your Fire Department has is finding your street number in bad weather or at night.
    This Blue reflective Address Number is clearly visible both day and night. Every address in this district should have one!


    These reflective signs can be purchased and installed (with galvanized post) for $25.00 each. $15.00 without installation or post.
    Any profits from the sale of these signs go directly to the Bridger Canyon Fire District
    Contact: Dennis Guentzel, 1640 Place Creek Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
    582-1640
  • Important Information
    From the Bozeman Fire Fighters:
    http://bozemanfirefighters.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=249408
  • bridgercanyonfd.com/BCFDMeetingCenter.aspx is up and running for scheduling of the BC Community Center with instructions on Center reservations.

    Officers for 2010 – 2012
    President, Eunie Guentzel; Vice President, Cathy Anderson; Secretary, Valerie Gould; Treasurer, Lorraine Conn
    Member at Large, LeeAnn Fellows Shane

    Calendar Dates: Auxiliary Meetings second (2nd) Tuesday of each month – 3:00PM Community Center

    Auxiliary Meeting Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:00 PM Community Center
    Pancake Breakfast Saturday June 23, 2012 7:00 AM Community Center

    Salute to the Flag

    Attendees

    OLD BUSINESS
    Landscaping Committee: – Heidi McLoughlin, Franklin Coles, Susan Andrews, Eunie Guentzel, Luella Polette, Carol Fifer and Dan Astrom

    Dan is ready to start moving dirt and grading as soon as weather permits and then we will get started on the irrigation. We will be presenting “hardscape” proposals to the board at their next meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012 6:00PM . We are well on our way, but will most likely be looking for plant, tree, bush and flower bed donations as we move forward.—More on that and how we plan to accomplish that, at the next meeting. I am happy with how plans are progressing and feel good about the board’s commitment to getting this project completed. I have every confidence that the side yard will be completed this summer. Please contact Heidi McLoughlin if you would like to help. 522-1508 or hmlranch@litttleappletech.com.

    Reflective Signage; Eunie Guentzel and Denny Guentzel are ordering and installing new signage for home owners in Bridger Canyon. This signage would aid the Fire Department in locating your home in case of an emergency both fire and medical. Precious minutes will be saved that might save a life so the auxiliary is recommending that all homeowners purchase these signs. Call Eunie to order your signage now 582-1640 or eguentzelmt@lat.com

    Annual Pancake Breakfast and Art Sale: – 2012 June 23, 7:30AM
    Need Set Up Chairman, Server Set Up Chairman, Clean Up Chairman and Dishwashers

    Over 400 people attend this event and this is our largest fundraising effort for the year. The proceeds go to the BCRFD and the BC Community Center. We need everyone to help with this event. Please let me know where you can help. To make the event go smoothly we would like leaders (chairman) in all area.

    Area Chairman

    Art Show Dawn Poindexter
    Bake Sale Cathy Anderson
    Bookkeeping/Record Keeping Valerie Gould/Lorraine Conn
    Bussing Tables Joni Balian
    Cooks Dick Corne, Joan Chadwick,
    Terri Hodgson, Marty Biel
    Decorations Diane Bailes, Valerie Gould
    Dish Washers Need Chairman
    Solicitations from Local Businesses Kay Bergsland
    Equipment Dan Astrom
    Food Supplies Eunie Guentzel
    Photographer Christine Pentecost
    Serving Line Need Chairman
    Set Up Need Chairman
    Silent Auction Lorraine Conn
    Clean Up Need Chairman

    Thank you to the following:
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Cis Hager, Cathy Anderson, Judy Eisele and Ellen Pedersen
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Carol Smith, Linda Svendsen, Dawn Poindexter, Eva Veltkamp
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Fireman
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Judi Maloney, Dottie Keyes, Pauline Sager, Connie Halstad


    Respectfully submitted,
    Valerie Gould
    Secretary
    vgould@littleappletech.com
    582-1605

    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426
  • BCRFD Auxiliary Meeting Minutes April 11, 2012

    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 bridgercanyonfd.com/BCFDMeetingCenter.aspx is up and running for scheduling of the BC Community Center with instructions on Center reservations.

    Officers for 2010 – 2012
    President, Eunie Guentzel; Vice President, Cathy Anderson; Secretary, Valerie Gould; Treasurer, Lorraine Conn
    Member at Large, LeeAnn Fellows Shane

    Calendar Dates: Auxiliary Meetings second (2nd) Tuesday of each month – 3:00PM Community Center

    Auxiliary Meeting Tuesday May 8, 2012 3:00 PM Community Center
    Auxiliary Meeting Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:00 PM Community Center
    Pancake Breakfast Saturday June 23, 2012 7:00 AM Community Center

    Salute to the Flag 9:10 PM

    Attendees Dan Astrom, Valerie Gould, Marcia Raches, Lorraine Conn, Carol Fifer, Kay Bergsland, Shirley Blackwell, Luella Polette

    OLD BUSINESS
    Landscaping Committee: – Heidi McLoughlin, Franklin Coles, Susan Andrews, Eunie Guentzel, Luella Polette, Carol Fifer and Dan Astrom

    Dan is ready to start moving dirt and grading as soon as weather permits and then we will get started on the irrigation. We will be presenting “hardscape” proposals to the board at their next meeting on May 14th. We are well on our way, but will most likely be looking for plant, tree, bush and flower bed donations as we move forward.—More on that and how we plan to accomplish that, at the next meeting. I am happy with how plans are progressing and feel good about the board’s commitment to getting this project completed. I have every confidence that the side yard will be completed this summer. Please contact Heidi McLoughlin if you would like to help. 522-1508 or hmlranch@litttleappletech.com.

    Reflective Signage; Eunie Guentzel and Denny Guentzel are ordering and installing new signage for home owners in Bridger Canyon. This signage would aid the Fire Department in locating your home in case of an emergency both fire and medical. Precious minutes will be saved that might save a life so the auxiliary is recommending that all homeowners purchase these signs. Call Eunie to order your signage now 582-1640 or eguentzelmt@lat.com

    Annual Pancake Breakfast and Art Sale: – 2012 June 23, 7:30AM

    Need Set Up Chairman, Server Set Up Chairman, Clean Up Chairman and Dishwashers

    Over 400 people attend this event and this is our largest fundraising effort for the year. The proceeds go to the BCRFD and the BC Community Center. We need everyone to help with this event. Please let me know where you can help. To make the event go smoothly we would like leaders (chairman) in all area.

    Area Chairman

    Art Show Dawn Poindexter
    Bake Sale Cathy Anderson
    Bookkeeping/Record Keeping Valerie Gould/Lorraine Conn
    Bussing Tables Joni Balian
    Cooks Dick Corne, Joan Chadwick, Ellen Pedersen
    Decorations Diane Bailes
    Dish Washers Need Chairman
    Solicitations from Local Businesses Kay Bergsland
    Equipment Dan Astrom
    Food Supplies Eunie Guentzel
    Photographer Christine Pentecost
    Servers Need Chairman
    Set Up Need Chairman
    Silent Auction Lorraine Conn
    Clean Up Need Chairman

    Fireman’s Dinner: Thanks so much to the following:

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Shirley Blackwell, Carol Smith, Sue Andrews, Jane Klos
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Cis Hager, Cathy Anderson, Judy Eisele and Ellen Pedersen
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Carol Smith, Linda Svendsen, Dawn Poindexter, Eva Veltkamp
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Fireman
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Judi Maloney, Dottie Keyes, Pauline Sager, Connie Halstad

    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District Auxiliary
    Return to Valerie Gould
    1600 Place Creek Road
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    406-582-1605
    vgould@littleappletech.com

    We are updating our records for the Bridger Canyon Community and this information is strictly for the use of the following organizations. Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District, Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District, Emergency Preparedness Committee, Bridger Canyon Property Owners Association.

    To prepare for emergency within our community please fill out completely. This information could prove invaluable in a time of emergency.

    Name (Owner) _____________________________________________________________

    Renter’s Name (If applicable) ________________________________________________________

    BC Physical Address _____________________________________________________________

    Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________

    Telephone # Local _____________________________________________________________

    Telephone # Non Local_____________________________________________________________

    Cell Phone #’s ______________________________________________________________

    Email Addresses ______________________________________________________________

    Expertise for emergencies. For example are you a doctor, nurse, first responder?

    ______________________________________________________________

    Do you have equipment that could be useful in a community emergency? (Horse trailer to move horses, snow mobile etc.) ____________________________________________________________

    If you have an alarm who is the local contact # ___________________________________________

    # of Adult Residents____________________# of Children (Under 18) ________________________

    The BCRFD has dedicated fire fighters and they need more. (Check if applicable)

    ___________Yes, I am interested in joining the BCRFD, please contact me.
    ___________I know someone that might be interested in joining, please contact me.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Valerie Gould
    Secretary
    vgould@littleappletech.com
    582-1605

  • FIRE DEPT AUXILIARY MEETING NOTES
    From: Valerie Gould [mailto:vgould@littleappletech.com]

    Dear Everyone,

    Here are the minutes of the March 13, 2012 meeting of the Auxiliary.
    Please not the landscape meeting is March 19, 2012 4:00PM Community Center. Call Eunie and order your street signs 582-1640 (See below). Also need information on some homes (See below).

    BCRFD Auxiliary Mission Statement: The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary is made up of men and women of all ages whose mission is to support and assist the BCRFD and the Bridger Canyon Community. We will assist in furnishing food and supplies to the BCRFD personnel and other volunteers during fires and natural disasters in Bridger Canyon. We will facilitate, help maintain and raise funds for the BCRFD and the BC Community Center & Training Center.

    BCRFD/Community Center - 8081 Bridger Canyon Road 587-4426 bridgercanyonfd.com/BCFDMeetingCenter.aspx is up and running for scheduling of the BC Community Center with instructions on Center reservations.

    Officers for 2010 – 2012
    President, Eunie Guentzel; Vice President, Cathy Anderson; Secretary, Valerie Gould; Treasurer, Lorraine Conn
    Member at Large, LeeAnn Fellows Shane

    Calendar Dates: Auxiliary Meetings second (2nd) Tuesday of each month – 3:00PM Community Center

    Landscape Meeting Monday March 19, 2012 4:00 PM Community Center
    Auxiliary Meeting Tuesday April 10, 2012 3:00 PM Community Center
    Pancake Breakfast Saturday June 23, 2012 7:00AM Community Center

    SALUTE TO THE FLAG At 9:10AM Eunie led the auxiliary in the Salute to the Flag.

    ATTENDEES: Dan Astrom, Eunie Guentzel, Carol Fifer, Marcia Raches, Val Gould, Christine Pentecost, Lorraine Conn, Diane Bailes

    OLD BUSINESS
    Landscaping Committee: – Heidi McLoughlin, Franklin Coles, Susan Andrews, Eunie Guentzel, Luella Polette, Carol Fifer and Dan Astrom
    All hands on deck for this project. We are a go for this year and would certainly like to complete grading and “hard landscaping” as soon as weather permits. We have an OK from the BCRFD Board to begin. Heidi has called a meeting of the committee Monday, March 19, 2012 at 4:00pm at the Community Center

    Baked Potato Dinner: January 27, 2012 5:30PM Community Center
    Committee includes: Eunie Guentzel, Luella Polette, Janna Christensen, and Ann Chase
    Peggy Foster, Treasurer BCRFD, reports: The following are the numbers from the Potato Dinners:

    Year Adults Children Donations Expenses Donated Potatoes
    2012 87 adults 8 Children $1,077.00 $328.44 Free
    2011 84 adults 12 Children $1454.00 Free Free

    Reflective Signage; Eunie Guentzel and Denny Guentzel are gathering information for new signage for home owners in the Canyon. Signage would aid the Fire Department in locating your home in case of an emergency both fire and medical. Precious minutes will be saved that might save a life so the auxiliary is recommending that all homeowners purchase these signs. Call Eunie to order your signage now 582-1640.

    Annual Pancake Breakfast and Art Sale: – 2012 June 23, 7:30AM

    Over 400 people attend this event and this is our largest fundraising effort for the year. The proceeds go to the BCRFD and the BC Community Center.

    We need everyone to help with this event. Please let me know where you can help. To make the event go smoothly we would like leaders (chairman) in all area.

    Area Chairman

    Art Show Dawn Poindexter
    Bake Sale Need Chairman
    Bookkeeping/Record Keeping Valerie Gould/Lorraine Conn
    Bussing Tables Need Chairman
    Cooks Need Chairman
    Decorations Diane Bailes
    Dish Washers Need Chairman
    Solicitations from Local Businesses Kay Bergsland
    Equipment Dan Astrom
    Food Supplies Eunie Guentzel
    Photographer Christine Pentecost
    Servers Need Chairman
    Set Up Need Chairman
    Silent Auction Lorraine Conn
    Clean Up Need Chairman


    BC update information: The auxiliary is updating records for the Bridger Canyon Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Bridger Canyon Property Owners. We currently do not have information on who lives in the following homes. If you know who lives here let me know and I will contact them. If it is vacant let me know that too. Thanks, Val 582-1605 vgould@littleappletech.com
    7147 BRIDGER CANYON RD BOZEMAN MT
    7638 BRIDGER CANYON RD BOZEMAN MT
    2001 BRIDGER HOLLOW RD BOZEMAN MT
    23 BRIDGER PINES RD BOZEMAN MT
    267 BRIDGER WOODS ROAD BOZEMAN MT
    1780 JACKSON CREEK ROAD BOZEMAN MT
    15037 KELLY CANYON ROAD BOZEMAN MT




    Fireman’s Dinner:
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Joni Balian and Family, Valerie Gould



    Adjourned Meeting 4:15 meeting adjourned

    Respectfully submitted,
    Valerie Gould
    Secretary
    vgould@littleappletech.com
    582-1605







    Fireman’s Dinners: 2011 - 2012
    BCRFD Dinners 2011/2012 Plan for 25. Deliver food 5:30pm on your scheduled day. Set out paper goods and start the coffee. Call Eunie Guentzel 582-1640 or Val Gould 582-1605 if you have questions. Dan will give us a count a week before the meetings.
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Denny Guentzel's Retirement Dinner
    Pulled pork sandwiches
    Mac and cheese
    Baked beans
    Salad Beef Stroganoff/Egg Noodles
    Salad
    Chocolate Cake
    Treats - Cookies etc. No Dinner. Please make 2 to 3 dozen cookies each.
    Judy McKee Kay Bergsland Elly Maxey Cyndi Crayton
    Carol Smith Connie Halstad Marcia Raches Mary Wolf
    Kate Vargas Jane Shields Donna Kindt Sharon Erickson
    Sally Broughton Heidi McLoughlin Christine Pentecost Mary Ball

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Chili
    Salad
    Bread
    Desert Beef Stew (?) Lasagna
    Salad
    Bread
    Desert
    Eunie Guentzel Luella Polette Joni Balian & Family Carol Smith
    Lorraine Conn Terri Hodgson Valerie Gould Shirley Blackwell
    Valerie Gould Daryl Henning Sue Andrews
    Diane Bailes Billie Orr/Dawn Poindexter (?) Jane Klos

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Cis Hager Carol Smith Fire Department will Grill Judi Maloney
    Cathy Anderson Linda Svendsen ' Dottie Keyes
    Judy Eisele Dawn Poindexter ' Pauline Sager
    Ellen Pedersen Eva Veltkamp ' Connie Halstad
  • Many thanks from all canyon residents for the service of Chief Denny Guentzel for 22 years with the department: 1999 to 2011. Thanks to wife, Eunie, too, for all her work with the Auxiliary.
  • October 2011
    Thanks so much for all you do! You're our heroes!

    And thanks, Christine, for sharing a beautiful photo.
  • Funds from Pancake Breakfast
    Hello all:

    I wanted to give you an update on the use of funds raised during the Pancake Breakfast, held in May, at the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department. But, first, a big thank you to all of you who came to the Pancake Breakfast and donated your time and money to make this a very successful fundraising event for the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department. And a special thank you to the members of the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary, who worked tirelessly to put on a wonderful community event in which we raised a total of $4,200 for the Department.

    To date, we have spent $3,014.72 of the $4,200 raised. The spending breakdown is as follows:

    $210.00 Portable tables
    $308.36 Railroad ties and other materials used in forming beds
    $32.20 Concrete mix
    $369.70 Blinds for meeting room
    $604.46 Paint, materials, vehicle stoppers
    $90.00 Stain
    $1,400.00 Bailey's sealed asphalt in front and back parking lot
    _________
    $3,014.72

    Much of the work, using these materials, took place during a volunteer day on September 19. Thank you to those of you who took time out of your day to help stain, paint, lay railroad ties, and perform other duties around the Department. We greatly appreciate your efforts.

    The Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District Board, with recommendations from the Auxiliary, chose to spend the money on projects that involved required maintenance, improved safety, and will improve the outside looks of the grounds. The asphalt sealant, which will need to be applied every three years, was crucial to maintaining the initial $12,000 investment in the paved parking lots. Both outside stairwells and decks received a fresh coat of stain, the shed was freshly painted, vehicle stoppers were painted, and many volunteers spent the entire day digging, cutting, and placing railroad ties to form secure beds in front of the station, around the sign and to the south of the station.

    In addition to the funds already spent, an additional $300 has been set aside to build and install a safety railing at the five-foot drop off to the lower bay. The remaining $800 plus dollars will be used to purchase and plant drought-tolerant perennial shrubs in beds around the grounds next spring. Please look for additional information about upcoming volunteer days in the coming months. Your help and support have been vital to making the Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department a successful organization serving the residents of Bridger Canyon.

    With warm regards,

    Lisa Daniels
    Chairwoman
    Board of Trustees
    Bridger Canyon Rural Fire District
  • Thanks from Fire Chief, Dan Astrom
    Dear Ladies and Dick, (Monday, Sept. 28, 10:46 a.m.)

    Dan wanted to make sure you all know how much he, the BCFD firefighters, sheriffs, MHP, the firefighters from the surrounding areas, the forest service and others of the support crew greatly appreciate the food and neighborhood support over the past few days. They were especially impressed with how quickly and efficiently the neighborhood worked together to provide them with refreshments during the first 24 hours of the emergency.

    Donations of much needed obvious supplies, like food and water, to little things, like flavored creamer for the coffee, poured into the Community Center soon after word of the fire spread and many people showed up to offer their help and open their homes to displaced neighbors and pets. Lists were quickly drawn up (thank you Lisa Daniels) of neighbors who were out-of-town and pets that may need to be evacuated, and people responded quickly and unselfishly to see that the needs of anyone who may be in the way of the fire was considered. (Rumor has it that the Amende's took in 4 families, and Daryl Henning quickly offered her house and offered it to anyone in need.) Many people stayed late into the night at the Community Center putting together boxes of food and then returned at 5:30 a.m. to make sure the fire fighters had a hot breakfast and coffee. At one point we had so much food that I was worried that we had too much, but it turned out to be just the right amount.

    Dan heard high praise for the Women's Club from the many organizations called in to help with the fire, and he wanted you to know that your hard work and consideration were noticed and appreciated by many people.
    ,
    Of course, a big thank you to Mary-Martha for keeping the neighborhood up-to-date (and a personal one from us for watching Thomas while Dan and I were gone). It is an honor to live in Bridger Canyon with such great neighbors.

    With Much Appreciation and Gratitude,

    Jan and Dan Astrom
  • 2009 Flaming Arrow Fire - updates
    On Saturday, September 26th Bridger Canyon Fire was dispatched to a fire at the 15 mile marker on
    Bridger Canyon Rd.

    Fire Departments from Gallatin and Park County as well as DNRC, Forest Service, Search and Rescue, and the Sheriffs Department responded to the call.
    As of this morning (27th) an estimated 300+ acres have burned.
    Resources were limited to ground only as winds were exceptionally high and lasted well into the morning. Bridger Canyon Rd. was closed but has reopened. We still ask that people limit their travel through the canyon as fire recourses are moving in and out of the area.
    Power was turned off yesterday by Northwest Energy but service was returned shortly after.
    Meals have been provided by The Bridger Women’s Group and the Salvation Army.
    If you would like to help, please stop by the Fire Station at 18081 Bridger Canyon Rd.
    Please check back later for daily updates.
    11:30 am Sunday 27th
    Cooler temperatures and the lack of strong winds has aided firefighters today.
    There are over 70 fire fighters plus management staff on the ground.
    We do have a helicopter assisting with water drops.
    Approximately 375 acres have burned.
    Bridger Canyon Road is open to all traffic. However we advise people to limit their traffic to the area as we have vehicles moving around the area.
    Access to Bridger Bowl is closed as well as
    Flaming Arrow Road
    As the morning has warmed up - we have seen some increase in smoke.
    We advise anyone with respiratory issues to refrain from visiting the area.
    5:30 pm Sunday 27th
    Currently we have over 100 crew members on the fire.
    6 Water Tenders
    4 Structure Engines
    9 Brush trucks
    379 Acre area affected with approximately 220 acres burned.
    No structures lossed, some sustained some damage.
    No injuries reported.
    10:00 am Monday 28th
    From 9 pm last night until 7 am this morning we had one of our vehicles with two fire fighters patrolling the area. There were a couple of flare-ups but the cold air and light winds prevented any issues.
    Today we expect warmer temperatures and winds 10 – 15 mph.
    Smoke may increase this afternoon.
    There will be two helicopters assisting the efforts today.
    Bridger Canyon Road is open, but speed is restricted to 35 mph in the area.
    Overnight temperatures are expected to be warmer, in the 40s.














  • New Fire Department Web Site
    www.bridgercanyonfd.com
  • BCWC has enjoyed some events held at the new community room. It's spacious, and there was room to show Susan Eckert's adventure travel photos in February. For the March meeting, we could move the 'island counters' over to the tables and enjoy a presentation from Olivelle (the Italian Cooking Store).

    For all of you that helped with the Alan Iddles’ reception – Thank you. About fifty people attended the affair and the family graciously thanked us for our efforts. It truly was a beautiful and elegant reception.

    Eunie Guentzel, BCRFVD Auxiliary President, needs more volunteers for the auxiliary. Their mission is to help the BCRVFD in various ways. Please call her at 582-1640 to offer to help. This is a wonderful way to give back to our BC Community.



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