Bozeman Firefighters are Volunteers of the Game!

Volunteer of the Game

Bozeman Fire Department recognized at Bobcat Opening Football Game

September 10, 2011

Bozeman Firefighters

National Night Out Extraction Demo in Bozeman

The Governor’s Office of Community Service is recognizing community volunteers at those who do outstanding service at home games throughout the 2011 Bobcats’ football season.

“We thank our local firefighters for their public service and commitment to their community,” said Governor Brian Schweitzer. “I invite the public to join me in paying tribute to our men and women who keep us safe in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.”

The Bozeman Fire Department has been serving the Bozeman community since 1884. Their public service goes beyond responding to fires. Every year they provide fire safety education to over 3,000 schoolchildren. Firefighters are also trained in hazmat services, EMS, and are certified car seat technicians.

The Bozeman firefighters give back with their annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser to benefit children with muscular dystrophy. This is part of the “Fill the Boot” tradition that began in 1952 when 20 firefighters in Boston carried out a door-to-door canister drive to raise money for a child with muscular dystrophy. Look for more information about this fall’s upcoming “Fill the Boot” at

In honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, firefighters will be recognized as “Volunteers of the Game” at both the Bobcat and Griz opening home games. Sixteen firefighters from Montana will also be in New York this weekend for the observation of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

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