COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Links and Information

COVID-19, also commonly known as Novel-Coronavirus is a growing concern among the medical community, first responders and the public alike. Missoula Fire Department (MFD), in effort to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information as possible, recommends the following resources for information.

Missoula City/County Health Department is providing a staffed hot-line that you can call Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. After hours and weekends, a recording with information will play and messages may be left for their team.

They have also provided a website: for most recent local data and resource lists.

Other helpful resources include:

  • The Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) provides statewide information here.
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Science Systems and Engineering has an interactive map which tracks live data of reported cases nationally and internationally. 
  • The CDC has broad detailed web page about COVID-19 full of information for the public, from where it is located, to how you can prepare and treat it. 

Protect Yourself

Missoula County has an active mask mandate for masks to be worn in any indoor public spaces where social distancing is not feasible. Missoula Fire Department encourages you to follow the mask and social distancing mandate and thanks you for taking precautions to protect yourself and those around you. 

Additionally, there is a recognized substantial risk for the elderly public and those with compromised immune systems. If you fall into either of these categories, we encourage you to take additional measures to protect yourself, which may include staying home. 

Firefighter protective gear

MFD Preparations for COVID-19

Missoula Fire Department has implemented response guidelines to any incidents where COVID-19 triggers are present. We are taking all precautions necessary to eliminate the exposure risk and spread of the disease. 

​How you can prepare in your own home:

How can you help?

MFD appreciates any and all requests for assistance. At this time, we cannot directly take any offerings for food, masks, or other items from the public. But there are places that can need you assistance! 

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