Prevention

Message from the Fire Marshal

Welcome to Evergreen Fire Rescue's fire marshal's office. Ben Covington is our fire marshal and leads our prevention program

The main objective of fire prevention is to reduce the threat of life and property loss by actively enforcing federal, state, and local codes to eliminate hazards. The tools include conducting inspections of buildings and facilities, providing public education programs, examining development site plans, and thoroughly investigating all fires.
The fire marshal's office performs annual fire inspections on businesses and schools in  Evergreen. These inspections follow the International Fire Code. Businesses are inspected annually to ensure that codes and regulations are followed. Conducting inspections minimizes the chance of fire and property damage while increasing public safety. The fire marshal's office serves as a valuable resource to safeguard property investments.

The most common codes or violations that are evaluated include having fire extinguishers and making sure they are serviced annually, using proper electrical wiring and components, having proper exits and keeping them clear, and properly storing flammable liquids.

If a fire is determined to be an arson, we will pursue a criminal investigation. We often work with state, county, and local agencies, such as the Montana Department of Justice Fire Prevention Bureau, and  the Flathead County Fire Investigation Team. 

For more information, please contact me at 406-752-4636 make an appointment, or stop by Evergreen Fire  Station 81,  located at 2236 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell.

Contact

Phone: 406 752 4636
Fax: 406 752 1540
Site: www.evergreenfirerescue.net
Email: admin@evergreenfirerescue.net
Address: 2236 Hwy 2 East Kalispell, MT 59901.