Structural Fire

A team of employees holding a water hose and putting out a fire in a storage container
The Yellowstone structural fire team participating in training by putting out a fire in a large shipping container.

Did you know Yellowstone has a structural fire department? With over 3 million square feet of structures, including 800 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, there's no shortage of buildings to protect. The majority of structural fire work consists of preventing fires rather than fighting them, but members of the team participate in controlled, live-fire training to be ready when things go wrong.

"The fire service is constantly improving. New technology and techniques have allowed us to make the historic buildings of the park safer than ever. We do our best to make sure that they'll be here for future generations to enjoy." - Structural Fire Chief Britton Gray

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

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