Welcome to the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District website. The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District was formed in 1953 after the need arose for fire protection in the rural countryside surrounding the quaint Village of Mt. Morris. The District protects the Village of 3,100 residents as well as the 1,900 that reside in the 45 surrounding square miles of farms and fields. The District is staffed by a career Fire Chief, Ambulance Crew and 30 Paid per Call Personnel. The District responds to approximately 180 fire alarms as well as 850 Ambulance calls. Mt. Morris Fire Operates two ALS Ambulances, three Engines, an ALS Heavy Rescue, a Tower Ladder, a Brush Truck, two Tenders and a Chief's Vehicle. Mt. Morris is also home to the Illinois State Freedom Bell. Every Fourth of July weekend the Village celebrates our "Let Freedom Ring" Festival. This is why we proudly display the Freedom Bell on our patch and words "Let Freedom Ring." Come join us every July in celebrating the Freedom that we have been given. Let Freedom Ring!
Mark your Calenders - The Mt. Morris Community Blood Drive Group has once again teamed up with the Rock River Valley Blood Center and is gearing up to hold it's second blood drive of 2014! The drive will be held at Aspiring Health at 315 E. Hitt St. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from noon until 6:30pm. Donate a pint of your blood and remember your donation could save up to three lives! Please call (815)965-8751 to schedule an appointment and as always:
Walk Ins are always Welcome!
Mt. Morris Fire reminds you to change your clock and change your batteries in your Smoke and CO alarms.
This weekend we will turn our clocks forward one hour for daylight savings time. The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms at the same time. Having an operating smoke detector more than doubles a person’s chances of surviving a home fire. Smoke detectors and batteries are a small investment to insure your family will be alerted in the case of a fire. Here are some tips for care and maintenance of smoke detectors that should be followed: Install smoke alarms on every level of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added safety, install smoke alarms in every room where people sleep. To increase safety, have a qualified electrician install hard-wired, interconnected smoke alarms so that when one sounds, they all sound. Install a new battery immediately if an alarm “chirps” to indicate a low battery. Replace smoke alarms that use extended-life, lithium batteries when the alarm “chirps” or fails to respond to monthly testing’s. The batteries in these units cannot be replaced. Replace all smoke alarms that are 10 years old or CO alarms that are seven years old. Test smoke alarms every month. Use the test button, or an approved smoke substitute, and clean the units according to manufacturer’s instructions. Do NOT use an open flame device to test the alarm. Special smoke alarms are made for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These units use stroke lights. Vibrating devices may also help in some cases. If you have questions please call the Firehouse at (815)734-4322.