BBQ Pork Fundraiser:  May 24 & 25  Tickets on sale soon. ..More information coming!

An amazing Auction weekend!!  We couldn’t have done it without you, whether you donated or consigned items, volunteered or placed a winning bid!

A HUGE THANK YOU to:  Consignors, Vendors, Auctioneers, CFD Members, Friends of Creston Fire and Volunteers!!

A special thanks to:  Advanced Diesel, ALERT, Alert Security, Army National Guard, Bee Broadcasting, Big Sky Provisions, Bigfork Harvest Foods, Bigfork UPS, Bug Hunters, CHS, Civil Air Patrol, Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Creston School, Daily Interlake, Mary Darvill, Eastside Grange #109, Fast Toys, FCS Posse, Glacier Range Riders, Grizzly Security, High Country Linen, Insty Prints, Kalispell DQ, Knife River, KPAX, Kyle Winter, Lively Times, Mary Mahugh, Mennonite Church, Midway Rental, MT Cad, MT Coffee Traders, MT Fence, Mountain View Christian Church, Music One, NW Parts & Hankinson Trucking, Pacific Steel, Penco, Pop-A-Squat, RDO, Schellinger, Sun Belt Rental, The Party Store, Tobacco Valley News, Valley Voices, Western States, Zemacki Family


Creston Fire Department’s 57th Fund-Raising Auction & Country Fair was held this year on April 1 and 2, 2023.  All proceeds helped us toward our goal of building a  replacement fire station in Creston.   We at Creston Fire and the Friends of Creston Fire greatly appreciate your support and everything you do to make this fundraiser possible.  Follow us here on Creston Fire Department’s website to know about what’s happening with your local, all-volunteer fire department!  Again, many thanks to everyone in our community for your continued support and attendance at our fundraising events each year!  Mark your calendar for Auction 58, 2024:  April 7, Consignment day, April 8 Saturday Auction and April 9 Sunday Auction.


Creston Fire Department (CFD) is an all-volunteer fire department, with volunteers who respond 24/7 from their homes or businesses to 9-1-1 dispatched fire and medical calls.  Currently CFD has over 30 volunteer Firefighters and EMT’s, all of whom are dedicated to serving their community.  Friends of Creston Fire are the fire department’s support group.  We are always looking for  Fire Fighters, EMT’s and Friends of Creston Fire.  Reference Volunteer Section for an application.


Donations are used to supplement County funding for building the replacement fire station in Creston and for purchase of necessary fire and medical equipment, turnouts, personal protective gear and wildland fire gear.  All Donations are appreciated!  Monetary donations may be made through this website by selecting the DONATE button in the upper right corner of this homepage.  If you don’t have a Pay Pal account, you can donate by using your credit card.  If you do have a Pay Pal account, log into that account and select your payment method.  If you wish, donations can be mailed to Creston Fire Department, 4498 MT Highway 35, Kalispell, MT 59901.


December 1 to February 29 No open burning (Season Closed)
March 1 to April 30 Open burning. No Burning permit required. Air quality compliance required (406.751.8144) (www.todaysair@mt.gov)
May 1 to June 30 Burning permit required (firesafekalispell.com). Air quality compliance required (406.751.8144)
July 1 to September 30 No burning in Flathead County and some Lake Country RFD’s.
October 1 to November 30 Open burning. No burning permit required. Air quality compliance required (406.751.8144)


The Creston Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to reducing loss of life and property through fire and emergency medical response, prevention, and education. We have been providing service to the Creston community since the late 1950’s. We have some of the best-equipped and trained firefighters in the State of Montana.

Creston firefighters and medical responders are your neighbors.  These are men and women who live in the Creston community and have chosen to serve their community. They are not compensated for their time either in responding to emergency calls or for attending training. They are professionals who perform these services for reasons that go far beyond money. They are supported by their families, by Friends of Creston Fire and by community members. All CFD members are required to attend a minimum of 36 hours of training each year including Adult, Infant and Child Health Care Provider CPR, obstructed airway, Opioid Poisoning, and Automatic External Defibrillator use. Many members attend between 100 and 200 hours of training annually.

The Creston Fire Department owns nine fully-equipped engines as well as three incident command vehicles.  This equipment is housed in four stations throughout the community at Creston, Lake Blaine, Mountain Brook, and Fairmont-Egan. In addition to firefighting equipment, these engines carry a full array of emergency extrication equipment as well as medical equipment including defibrillators. CFD also has a medical and firefighter training facility at Lake Blaine Station.

What are the benefits to you, the Creston resident, of having such a great fire department?

  • 24/7 emergency response, 365 days a year
  • Ongoing prevention and education programs
  • Safety programs in all the schools
  • Reduced fire insurance rates for homeowners at an ISO rating of “6” which is much lower than if CFD didn’t exist

Visit the Volunteer Section or call 406-250-7396 to find out how you can become involved in a great organization!

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Flathead National Forest 406-758-5200
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 406-751-2240
All of Region 1 (NW United States) National Forest 406-329-4853 or 406-329-4854

It is illegal to burn without a permit from May 1st through June 30th. It is illegal to burn at all from July 1st through September 30th. Violators can be fined for the cost of extinguishing an illegal fire.

Burning permits are not required for campfires. Under state law, a campfire is defined as a fire set for cooking, warming or ceremonial purposes; not more than 3 feet in diameter or height and cleared of overhanging branches. All combustible material should be cleared at least 1-1/2 times the diameter of the fire.

Never leave your campfire unattended and keep your shovel and bucket handy. Most importantly, do not abandon your campfire until you are sure your fire is out. Prevent forest fires, build safe campfires, and stay with them until they are out. Only you can prevent wildfires.

You may also access this information on the ventilation hotline at 406-751-8144.