About Us


RLFR Fire Division

Known for its scenic mountain vistas, year-round recreation opportunities, and vibrant social scene, Red Lodge is unique – and so are its emergency response needs.

The community and surrounding area is home to about 3,500 residents, but in the summer and winter tourist seasons, visitors can outnumber residents. Our department stays busy with calls for structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle accidents, emergency medical calls, lost hikers, and much more.

Red Lodge Fire Rescue is made up of about 20 first responders, who are experienced, highly skilled, and well trained. They respond to about 800 calls for service a year. Volunteers are the backbone of our department. We are proud to serve the community where we live and honored to have the incredible support of our community. 

Fire Division 

RLFR EMS Division

Our department is made up of five career firefighters and about 35 dedicated volunteers. They serve the City of Red Lodge and the surrounding Red Lodge Rural Fire District, providing fire protection and emergency response for almost 400 square miles. More about the Fire Division… 

Emergency Medical Services Division 

A team of skilled paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide round-the-clock medical support to the community and are available at a moment’s notice for ambulance calls and transports. Our paramedics and EMTs are able to provide critical level care and are dedicated to ongoing training. More about the EMS Division…   

Search and Rescue Division 

Our volunteer search and rescue team members are experts in backcountry search and rescue and are trained in 

RLFR SAR Division

technical and high-angle rope rescues. The 30-member team trains year-round and responds to about 30 calls year.  More about the SAR Division… 

Incident Management Team / Support Division