We need your help…
2014 marks our 125th year of service. We are looking for any stories, pictures, newspaper articles or anything you feel you would like to share with us about us. We will make all copies and return the originals to you at no charge to you. Contact us at one of the ways below:
or mail it to the Firehouse at 15 E. Center St., Mt. Morris, IL 61054
Thank you for your continued support!
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 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 the 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 in all smoke alarms at least twice a year. 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 periodic testing. The batteries in these units cannot be replaced.
-Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 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 alarms use strobe lights. Vibrating devices may also help in some cases.
If you have questions please call the firehouse at 734-4322