BY LES LOBLE

Fire Chief Jason (“Rif”)
Revisky, of the Big Sky Fire
Department, has announced
his departure from the Big Sky
Fire Department, effective
March 2, 2011. Revisky has
served with the BSFD for 16
years, and now has accepted a
position with the Sourdough
Fire Department in Bozeman.
A celebration of his career
in Big Sky was held Monday
night at the Bugaboo Café.
After beginning as a volunteer Firefi ghter/EMT-B with the Big Sky Fire Department in 1994, Revisky went on to serve the Big Sky community as a Paramedic,
Captain and Assistant Chief, and was promoted to Fire Chief position in 2003.
Prior to joining the fi re department, Revisky came to Big Sky as a fly fishing guide.
He married Sandy Revisky, a local realtor, and they have three children, and—in
the Big Sky tradition—two dogs.
I worked for Rif as a volunteer for five years and know firsthand his many accomplishments. Between 2002 and 2007, he reduced the response time by 22 percent
(four minutes) and tripled the number of training hours. The Board, the firefighters
(volunteer and paid), and the emergency medical, support and administrative staff
all wish Rif and Sandy the very best in this next phase of their busy lives.
Les Loble is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Big Sky Fire Department.