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Posted on: November 29, 2022

AMR Billings & City/County dispatch center strengthens communications through streamlined system


It’s been two weeks since American Medical Response Billings and the Billings City/County Dispatch Center have strengthened communications through CAD-to-CAD. This system, which stands for Computer-Aided Dispatch, simply means AMR receives the s...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

11 new firefighters graduate from Billings Fire Department recruit academy


On Tuesday afternoon, the Billings Fire Department held a graduation ceremony for its 11 newest firefighters, and one new Lockwood Firefighter. 

Over the past 14 weeks, the recruits went through various lessons and scenarios like live fire trainin...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City/County dispatch center to begin encrypting all city law enforcement radio traffic


The City of Billings/Yellowstone County Emergency Communications Center will begin encrypting all City law enforcement radio communications for the safety of officers and the security of sensitive information. 
This change, set to take place on No...
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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Billings Fire Now Hiring Probationary Firefighters

BFD Now Hiring 2022

The Billings Fire Department is now accepting applications for Probationary Firefighter. Applicants must have passed the written examination, the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and possess a valid CPAT card issued within the past 12 months.&nb...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Billings Fire Department is proud to present their performance of 2021. You are invited to browse the outcomes of the hard work of the men and women of the department.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

CPSM Operational and Administrative Analysis


From the Executive Summary:

The Center for Public Safety Management, LLC (CPSM) was retained by the City of Billings to conduct an Operational and Administrative Analysis for its fire department, including a detailed review of department operations, its in...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

911/Dispatch Center Now Hiring

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This is a training position that will, upon successful completion of the (approximately 16 week) training period, lead to positions as both an emergency Call Taker and Dispatcher. Examples of daily work duties incl...

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