Fatal Fire Victim Identified

On February 13th, 2017 the Gallatin County Coroner’s office was dispatched to Bozeman Deaconess Health Services for a 74 yearold female who was declared deceased following a structure fire. The female has been identified as Sheryl Anne Mooney of Bozeman. An autopsy has been conducted and the cause of death has been identified as Carbon Monoxide poisoning due to soot and smoke inhalation. The Manner of death has been ruled accidental.


GCSO Hosts CIT Academy

    Crisis  Intervention Team  Academy # 11

   Date: February 13-17, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Bobcat Stadium

1 Bobcat Circle, Bozeman MT 59717

This CIT academy is based on the Memphis model.

Its purpose is to assist first responders (law enforcement officers), detention staff, and dispatchers in engaging, assessing, and assisting individuals in crisis with mental and/or co-occurring substance disorders. CIT is a 40-hour evidence based training that encompasses tools and skills needed for first responders, detention staff, and dispatchers to better manage individuals presenting with mental health and/or co-occurring substance disorders.  This training exposes the participants to materials and experiences from trained mental health and medical professionals to better prepare them to effectively and safely work with this unique population.

This training is for all law enforcement officers, Detention Officers, and Dispatchers in the State of Montana.

After successful completion of this forty-hour course, the law enforcement officer will be certified by Montana DPHHS Addictive & Mental Disorders Division and Montana P.O.S.T. as a CIT Officer.

CIT Academy instruction includes:

Suicide assessment and intervention

Substance abuse and dual diagnosis

Introduction to mental illness

Psychotropic medications

Legal issues

Elderly and children’s issues

Developmental disabilities

Intervention strategies

Scenario training

Site visits 

Tuition:      $100.00 per student

For registration or further information, contact:

Jim Anderson

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator


Office (406) 580-2543 fax (406) 582-2026

Pre-registration is required.

Limited space  available.

Era of Megafires Presentation Coming to Bozeman

GCEM Media Release

Release: 170208-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

Era of Megafires Presentation Coming to Bozeman

Bozeman, MT – Dr. Paul Hessburg will be presenting his Era of Megafires presentation in Bozeman on April 7th, 2017.  His multimedia presentation is open to everyone, at no cost, to come learn about the factors influencing wildfires in today’s world.  Hessburg will spend about an hour and a half speaking and showing illustrative multimedia segments about why we are seeing larger and larger wildfires in our communities derived from his decades of research at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Washington.

“The Era of Megafires presentation is a new program that has received fantastic feedback from participants over the past year.  Dr. Hessburg and North 40 Productions did a great job creating a dynamic presentation that intermixes audience interaction with illustrative video segments,” according to Gallatin County Emergency Manager Patrick Lonergan.  Mr. Lonergan stated, “We are very excited for Gallatin County to be the first venue in Montana where Era of Megafires will be seen.”

This free event for the community is being made possible by our event sponsors:

  • Gallatin County
  • Montana State University Extension
  • Acela Truck Company

Event Details:

Era of Megafires
Friday, April 7th, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
2023 Commerce Way
Bozeman, MT 59715
No Cost, No Registration Needed

More Information on Era of Megafires is available at:  http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire/

Click for Bozeman Era of Megafires Flyer


President’s Day Plunge

Want to make a real splash on President’s Day?  Join us for the 15th Annual President’s Day Plunge for Special Olympics Montana.  On President’s Day Monday February 20th 2016 at 12 PM, brave souls with warm hearts will plunge themselves into the icy waters of the Gallatin Regional Park Pond off Oak Street (Dinosaur Park) in Bozeman to raise funds and support for our Montana Special Olympics athletes. 

We’ll have crazy costumes, prizes, a Chevy truck raffle and the all-important hot tub.  Don’t be left out of the cold.  Grab friends, family and co-workers and get out there.  Take the plunge yourself or just come out to cheer.

For more information or to register go to www.somt.org/plunge.