Disaster and Emergency Services

REVERSE 9-1-1 Emergency Alerts

Be informed of emergencies in your community. Use the form below to sign up for emergency alerts on your mobile phone. You can also text your ZIPCODE for 888777 to receive these alerts.

Dillon Area Siren Sounds

Please listen to the three audio files below. Understanding the difference between the two sounds is crucial in an emergency

The “Noon Siren” is our daily test of the siren. It will sound every day at noon from the sirens located at Search and Rescue and the Dillon Fire Hall. This siren will not sound at UMW.

The “Dillon Fire Dispatched” Siren is sounded when the Dillon Volunteer Fire Department is dispatched for either a fire call or a vehicle accident. Please watch out for emergency vehicles during the time immediately following this siren and remember to MOVE OVER.

The “Disaster/Emergency Tone” will sound in the event of a major emergency in the Dillon area. This could include events such as the failure of the Clark Canyon Dam, a major earthquake or a tornado. Please sign up for emergency text message alerts by texting your ZIPCODE to 888777, you will be notified of what is happening and what you need to do via this system.


To protect lives and property through the four phases of Emergency Management:
Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

Reducing the effects of potential disasters by providing information to the public on preparing for emergencies.

Preparing for potential disasters through planning and training.

Coordinating the activities of local government with state and federal agencies when responding to a major emergency or disaster.

Assisting local government and the public in recovering from a major emergency or disaster when necessary.

Fire Safety: Have Two Ways Out

Contact Directory

Name/Title Position Phone Email
Tom Wagenknecht Coordinator (406) 683-3771 Office
(406) 596-1251 Cell
Sadie Caltrider Deputy Coordinator (406) 683-3766 Email

Forms and Documents

Helpful Links

Office Hours

MON - FRI: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone Number

(406) 683-3771


(406) 683-3769




2 South Pacific Street, Suite 12
Dillon, MT 59725

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