Category Archives: Public Safety

GFFR accepting applications for multiple vacancies

Great Falls Fire Rescue is down about nine firefighters due to retirements, promotions and the inability to develop a hiring pool due to COVID-19. But, GFFR, along with other fire departments that are members of the Montana Firefighting Testing Consortium, is working on testing to build a hiring pool. COVID-19 is forcing them to change up the process a bit

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Crews responding to chlorine gas leak at Malteurop

Crews are responding to a chlorine gas leak at Malteurop, according to Great Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jeremy Jones. Malteurop is near ADF International in the Central Montana Agricultural and Technology Park tax increment district. GFFR crews, in conjunction with Malteurop employees, “are addressing the issue inside the structure at this time with more information to follow. Please avoid the

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City resumes issuing safety inspection renewals

The city’s safety inspection certificate renewals are being printed and mailed. Businesses should received the renewals in the mail over the next few weeks and the deadline to return them to the city before penalties and interest will be applied is Feb. 15. Professional license, safety inspection certificate renewals delayed If you have questions regarding the SIC renewals, call 727-8070.

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County planning jail roof replacement project

Cascade County is in the planning stages for the removal of the roof and installation of about 102,808 square feet of new flat, rubberized roof at the Adult Detention Center. The county public works department is soliciting for a statement of qualifications for architectural and engineering services for the project. Construction would take place while the building is occupied and

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County modifies rules regarding carrying of weapons after voters approve ballot iniative

Updated 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 County Commissioners voted unanimously during their Dec. 22 meeting to modify the regulations regarding weapons within Cascade County on first reading. On the November ballot, voters statewide approved LR-130, limiting the authority of local governments to restrict the carrying of firearms. The new law went into effect Jan. 1, 2021, but many local governments have

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Jail warden retires; constable position absorbed at CCSO; county partners with ICE at jail

The Cascade County Adult Detention Center has a new warden. Deputy John Nolan is serving as the interim warden since Capt. Keith Kaululaau retired this week after 23 years with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said that for now it’s a interim spot for Nolan, “but that depends on what the future holds. My intention is that

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GFFR reminds residents of fireworks rules for New Year’s Eve

Great Falls Fire Rescue wants is reminding those using fireworks over the holiday to take the necessary steps and precautions to keep themselves and others safe. Always be aware of the risks of accidents, personal injury and fires associated with the use of fireworks. “Our goal at Great Falls Fire Rescue is to educate residents about fire prevention and safety.

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