The Hyalite Rural Fire District is seeking applicants to fill the position of Recruitment and Retention Captain.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a progressive and engaging environment.  Candidates must be experienced and committed to working with a volunteer firefighting organization.    The Application Period ends on May 24, 2023.  Please submit the application, resume and cover letter either hand delivered, mailed or e-mailed ( to be received by May 24, 2023 to Hyalite Fire Department, 4541 S. 3rd Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715.  For questions please contact Brian Nickolay, Fire Chief at or call (406) 586-3770.

The Hyalite Fire Department is an EEO employer.


Join our team! Hyalite Fire is still accepting applications for our Spring 2023 Recruit Academy.

We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong interest in serving their community, working hard, and helping others. We are an all hazards fire district providing fire, rescue, and ambulance transport services just south of the city of Bozeman.

Visit to get your application and for information on minimum requirements. Please email with any questions.


One of the fundamental duties of your Board of Trustees is to be alert to changes in our community and make sure the Department is well-positioned to operate in light of changing dynamics. “Staying ahead of the curve” so to speak, well serves district residents as we anticipate, plan, and budget for growth and trying to avoid financial surprises. The attention we place on building capital reserves funds is a good example of how we are managing large capital expenses within the operating budget, rather than through requests for tax increases.

It is in this forward-looking context that we are soliciting proposals to provide conceptual designs for a new fire station located at 5400 Gooch Hill Road. The growth in this area of the district has long been a topic for board conversation and is evident as one drives from Four Corners to Bozeman. It is also evident, from a cost and delivery perspective, this is not a favorable environment in which to begin a large capital project. The desire of the board is to be better informed about our options at the Gooch Hill site and new opportunities for station design since the completion of the Sourdough Station in 2013. 

Given the current economic environment, we do not anticipate engaging in a new station construction project anytime soon. Any discussion regarding station planning will be properly noticed on the board agendas. As always, we encourage your participation in our regular meetings, on the third Tuesday of each month at the Sourdough Station. If it is not convenient for you to attend, you will find a record of this planning process in the board minutes posted on this website. Thank you for supporting our community and the Hyalite Rural Fire District.

Pete Geddes, Chairman of the Board