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      The Heights Problem We want your family to know that when you call 911, enough firefighters will respond to your emergency. The Fire Department, led by Chief Rash has outlined a plan to bring the service you deserve up to par. The city council now needs to know you want this to happen in a timely manner.

      You can purchase tickets from any Billings Firefighter. Scheels also has tickets for sale. If you would like to PM us on facebook, we can figure out how to get to you! Or stop in to the firestation downtown. Or you can text me @ 698-2779 and ask for gun raffle tickets. Thanks for your support. Cameron, Billings Firefighters Media Manager


      Your local 521 Billings firefighters are teaming up with Usborne books to outfit all of the Billings fire trucks with comfort bags for kids in crisis. These bags will be used to assist children whose families are struck by tragedies in our community.

      Comfort bags will include: 

      • Stuffed animal
      • Storybook (specifically for kids dealing with difficult situations)
      • Activity book
      • Firefighter non-fiction book
      • Crayons
      • Reusable cinch bag

      We are hoping to get 4 bags on each of the trucks that serve the Billings community.

      Every $20 donation builds a bag to give to a child in need. 100% of the money raised will be used for these comfort bags. Usborne Books and More will match 50% of all money raised. They will also give a portion of proceeds on specific books to the Scott Carter Foundation which helps Pediatric Cancer Patients. 

      With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of children in our community, offering them comfort in a difficult time. 


      Texting while driving involves all three types of distracted driving: cognitive, manual, and visual impairment – in all three instances every part of you is unfocused on the road.

      Texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.

      A 2013 AAA report shows 82% of adults ages 25-39 use their phone while driving.

      Texting while driving is leading cause of death among teen drivers.

      According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, distracted driving caused over 1.6 million accidents in the US in 2012.

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 3,000 distracted drivers crash and die every year.

      Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get in a car accident than a non-distracted driver.

      The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road while texting and driving is 5 seconds.

      A crash usually happens within an average of 3 seconds of a driver being distracted.

      13% of drivers age 18-20 involved in car accidents admitted to using their mobile device at the time of the crash.

      Teens who text and drive spend 10% of their driving time outside of their lane.

      71% of teens and young adults say they have composed/sent text messages while driving.

      78% of teens and young adults say they have read a text message while driving.

      Information provided by NHTSA.gov and Distraction.gov


      The MSCOPFF Legislative Conference and Spring Mini Ed Seminar will be in Helena Jan 30th-Feb 1st.  Anyone interested in attending, please contact an eboard member ASAP. P.S. This is a great way to start to get involved and to meet many members from around the state.

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