Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If this is an Emergency...

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, if you have an emergency, find the closest phone and dial 9-1-1.

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance. Examples are: a fire, a crime, a car crash, a medical emergency.

IMPORTANAT: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.


  1. How do I dispose of my fire extinguisher?
  2. How can I get a fire alarm installed?
  3. How do I get a job with the Billings Fire Department?
  4. Are fireworks legal within city limits of Billings?
  5. Where is my neighborhood fire station?
  6. How do I arrange a station tour?
  7. Why did a fire engine respond when I called for an ambulance?
  8. When do I need a burn permit and how do I get one?

     If rechargeable, you may contact any business that performs maintenance on fire extinguishers. You may also dispose the canister in the garbage after discharging contents completly.

Services the Billings Fire Department does NOT offer:

  • We do not remove cats from trees.
  • We do not provide, check, or install child safety seats.
  • We do not book/hold birthday parties at our stations or in your home.
  • We do not fill swimming pools with water.
  • We do not service fire extinguishers.