Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 1911
Libby Volunteer Fire Department 119 East 6th Street
Libby, Mt 59923
406-293-9217
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Our Locations

  • Station 1: 119 East 6th Street
  • Station 2: 180 River Run Lane N Hwy 37
  • Station 3: 38137 US Hwy 2 S

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Make a difference, become part of our team!

Do you have what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter and provide a valuable service to Libby and the surrounding communities?

Our crew of 30 volunteers is always looking for aspiring men and women to protect the lives and properties of their neighbors in time of emergency. Please stop by our station located in downtown Libby to pick up an application and an information packet explaining the duties and requirements of becoming a Libby volunteer fire fighter.

Scott Firefighter Stairclimb

For complete details about this event including how to make a secure donation on behalf of the Libby Volunteer Fire Department team, please visit the official Scott Firefighter Stairclimb website.


Libby Volunteer Fire Department Logo
Meet Our Heroes
Department Officers
  • Thomas J. Wood
      Fire Chief
  • Steven Lauer
      First Assistant
  • Steven Lauer
      Fire Marshal
  • Scott Beagle
      Second Assistant
  • Scott Beagle
      Training Officer
  • Neil Benson
      Department Treasurer
  • Dan Davis
      Fire Prevention Officer
  • Jason Sunell
      Secretary
  • Adam Orr
      Fire Investigator
Current Active Volunteer Firefighters
Listed below are our current active firefighters and the year he began his fire service career as a volunteer with the Libby Volunteer Fire Department. Each and every day, these men are available to come to the rescue of those in need. They are our heroes who serve our community with courage, pride and perseverance!
  • Ryan Andreessen - 2001
  • Scott Beagle - 1999
  • Neil Benson - 2007
  • Ryan Carpenter - 2015
  • Jason Colclough - 2011
  • Peter Crites - 2009
  • Dan Davis - 2015
  • Chad Gullingsrud - 2010
  • John Hibbs - 2015
  • Brian Hobday - 2016
  • Kyle Keller - 2016
  • Tim Kim - 2011
  • Dan Knapp - 2016
  • Steven Lauer - 1986
  • Ryan Letts - 2017
  • Adam Orr - 2006
  • Eric Peterson - 2007
  • Jason Place - 2001
  • Paul Resch - 2001
  • Eric Stafford - 2017
  • Jason Sunell - 2011
  • Bryan Thompson - 2016
  • Eric Uithof - 2015
  • Brent Wood - 2010
  • Gary Wood - 1984
  • Joe Wood - 1987
  • Thomas Wood - 1971
Retired Volunteer Firefighters
Listed below are our retired volunteer firefighters who chose to retire after 20 or more years of dedicated service. Immediately following each name, are the years he actively gave back to the community by sacrificing personal time and committing his life to protect the lives of others and ensure the safety of the residents and visitors to Libby, Montana.
  • Edward Baker  1967 - 1986
  • Paul Brown 1985 - 2015
  • George Clough  1983 - 2007
  • Alan Colclough 1990 - 2015
  • Charlie Comer  1982 - 2003
  • Richard Dutton  1958 - 1989
  • Michael Gehrke  1995 - 2015
  • Curt Jones  1983 - 2009
  • Marc McGill  1972 - 1995
  • Ray Miller  1988 - 2009
  • Howard Pape  1996 - 2016
  • Bob Pival  1972 - 1995
  • Frank Pival  1959 - 1979
  • Kenneth Preston  1967 - 1995
  • Alois Schad  1986 - 2013
  • John Sloan  1956 - 1982
  • Gary Swenson  1957 - 1982
  • Mike Voorhies  1987 - 2007
  • Marshall Warrington  1949 - 1970
  • Bill Watt  1979 - 2011
  • George D. Wood  1967 - 1988
  • Richard Wood  1973 - 1996
In Memory of Firefighters
The following list is in memory of the Libby Volunteer Firefighters who have passed away. Immediately following each name is the years he served our community with honor and dignity!
  • Arthur Belmore  1959 - 1966
  • Edward Boyes  1918 - 1938
  • Leonard J. Brown  1937 - 1958
  • Richard Buti  1942 - 1963
  • Robert P. Chapman  1950 - 1973
  • Harold T. Chappel  1944 - 1968
  • Corey Clawson  1989 - 1992
  • James Davidson  1956 - 1986
  • Paul A. Detjens  1943 - 1967
  • Billy J. Dorrington  1947 - 1972
  • Edward J. Driear  1925 - 1957
  • Merritt E. Dutton  1954 - 1979
  • Rudolph C. Engle  1942 - 1960
  • Loren Gompf  1930 - 1952
  • Wesley Habeck  1970 - 1990
  • Lyle Hacke  1969 - 1999
  • John T. Horn  1947 - 1968
  • Kenneth Jaqueth  1955 - 1975
  • Walter H. Kemp  1931 - 1957
  • William Kemp  1967 - 1993
  • Russell L. Little  1928 - 1956
  • Walter F. McCallum  1947 - 1969
  • Harold W. Miller  1920 - 1955
  • James Morey  1967 - 1987
  • Emil B. Muench  1952 - 1972
  • Michiel M. Petrusha  1936 - 1956
  • Raymond F. Pival  1930 - 1954
  • Richard J. Rayome  1936 - 1957
  • Ernest Roberts  1944 - 1967
  • Chauncy Sauer  1956 - 1980
  • Allen Schultz  1956 - 1975
  • John L. Solem  1947 - 1969
  • Hugh Swimley  1955 - 1980
  • Donald Torgison  1950 - 1979
  • E. Topper Wood Jr.  1961 - 1983
  • Ernest A. Wood  1936 - 1964
  • Frank C. Wood  1938 - 1958
  • George T. Wood  1925 - 1954
Owen, grandson of LVFD volunteer, Steve Lauer, is seen here helping our fire department personnel plant flags at the grave sites of LVFD firefighters buried in the City of Libby Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.
Scott Firefighter Stairclimb
Climb. Conquer. Cure. One Step at a Time.
Our heroes raise funds in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb welcomes firefighters representing hundreds of fire departments from around the globe with one goal in mind - to raise millions of dollars in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to provide funding for research and to find cures for blood related cancers. Ultimately, this community-based, voluntary health organization is the voice for all blood cancer patients providing care options, treatment services, and education to improve their quality of life and provide support for their families.

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, held annually since 1991, challenges each participant to climb the 69 flights of stairs (1,356 steps) to the renowned observation deck of the iconic Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, Washington in full firefighting gear including breathing apparatus.

LVFD Brian Hobday and Neil Benson Scott Stairclimb 2018 Photo

Neil Benson and Brian Hobday

27th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2018
Sunday, March 11th
1,855 Participants
LVFD Fundraising Results - $2,614

This year, two of our volunteer firefighters, Brian Hobday and Neil Benson participated in the firefighter challenge on Sunday, March 11th, 2018, raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Competing against 1,855 other firefighters, Brian Hobday completed the challenge in 18 minutes, 17 seconds, placing 322nd overall while Neil Benson with a time of 31 minutes, 58 seconds, clinched place #1569.

As this year’s firefighter climbing competition had a staggering 1,855 firefighters scaling the Seattle tower’s interior stairwell with over fifty pounds of “bunker gear” used in firefighting, the top finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions are worth noting. Pullman Fire Department volunteer, Steve Potratz-Lee, age 31, dominated the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb landing an amazing time of 10 minutes 55 seconds while 50 year old, Georgia Daniels of Graham Fire & Rescue in Graham, Washington, captured first place in the women’s division with a time of 15 minutes, 17 seconds giving her bragging rights to the 69th spot overall.

Previous Years Results
26th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2017 Results
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
1,795 Participants
LVFD Fundraising Results - $1,950
  • Brian Hobday - 19 minutes, 41 seconds - 524th place finisher
  • Neil Benson - 20 minutes, 32 seconds - 641st place finisher
25th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2016 Results
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
1,794 Participants
LVFD Fundraising Results - $3,348.00
  • Scott Beagle - 19 minutes, 22 seconds - 507th place finisher
  • Neil Benson - 22 minutes, 1 second - 852nd place finisher
  • Jason Sunell - 27 minutes, 39 seconds - 1,354th place finisher
24th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2015 Results
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
1,712 Participants
LVFD Fundraising Results - $2,545.00
  • Scott Beagle - 20 minutes, 14 seconds - 600th place finisher
  • Neil Benson - 25 minutes, 2 seconds - 1,101st place finisher
  • Jason Sunell - 26 minutes, 11 seconds - 1,187th place finisher
23rd Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2014 Results
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
1,652 Participants
LVFD Fundraising Results - $1,847.00
  • Scott Beagle - 20 minutes, 53 seconds - 673rd place finisher
  • Ryan Andreessen - 21 minutes, 17 seconds - 718th place finisher