Eastgate in efforts to help our neighbors and the surrounding communities assist several other fire/rescue agencies through a system called Mutual Aid. Locally Lewis and Clark Rural Fire (an organization of most of the fire department in Lewis and Clark County) has developed a position of Fire Coordinator that can be activated at any time. The fire departments have developed a run card system or call out/down. Run cards are used by the fire departments, fire coordinator, and 9-1-1 dispatch. Eastgate Fire Department is a member of Montana Mutual Aid and hosts the semi-annual meetings at the fire station. This is a system that provides a timely measured response to a request for help. We encourage any fire department in the state of Montana to join and provide mutual aid to any requesting entity.