our mission

The Montana State Firemen's Association provides a group life insurance policy to all full- and part- paid firefighters in the state who are members of the Firefighter's Unified Retirement System (FURS). The Association also elects a Pension Advisory Board whose members attend the meetings of the Public Employee's Retirement Board and act as advisors to that board on issues relating to the firefighters' pension system. The Association also elects an Executive Board who serve as registered lobbyists for the Association.


Any questions or inquiries can be directed to:

Montana State Firemen's Association

C/O Blaine Cowan Sec/Treas

P.O. Box 1417

Lolo, MT 59847-1417


406-370-0483 (Cell)



There have been a lot of questions regarding the last legislative session and whether or the GABA has changed for FURS members. GABA has not changed for current or retired members of FURS. Please read the legislative summary from MPERA about the 2013 session, 2013 Legislative Summary. Please pass on to FURS members to read the summary if they have questions or contact a board member.

Life Insurance Update As of November 1, 2013 our life insurance policy for members has changed. Please see the changes posted on our insurance page.












MPERA Board Meetings

100 N. Park Ave, Helena, MT

June 11th, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Aug 13th, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Oct 8th, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Nov 12th, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Dec 10th, 2015 8:30 a.m.

 New Group Life Insurance changes will go into effect Nov 1st.  New enrollment forms are updated and available on the insurance page.


2015 Scholarships

The Montana State Firemen's Association Benevolent Fund scholarship has closed.

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