"We Will Never Forget"

Copyright 2014 Mt. Morris Fire Protection District

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 fifth blood drive of 2014!  The drive will be held at the Mt. Morris Firehouse at 15 E. Center St. on Tuesday, November 4, 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!

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:
Email: mountmorrisfire@mountmorrisfire.com
Phone: (815)734-4322
or mail it to the Firehouse at 15 E. Center St., Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Thank you for your continued support!

Contact Us:
​Fire Chief Robert G. Hough IV
15 E. Center St.

Mount Morris, IL 61054
Tel: (815)734-4322
​Fax: (815)734-7837

Front Row (L-R): Engineer Gerry Hough, FF Rick Hough, FF Justin Stewart, FF Breanna Hoffman, FF Zack Pennington, Sr. Engineer Rich Personnette.  Middle Row (L-R): FF Brandon Spandet, FF Ryan Donner, FF Brandon Mead, FF Garrett Scott, FF Warren Bontz, FF Ben Taylor, FF Brent Wolber,  FF James Higley.  Back Row (L-R): Assistant Chief Jeff Warren, Fire Chief Rob Hough, Capt. Steve Foss, Captain Ryan Fletcher, Lt. Nick Hoffman and Lt. Mark Lewis.

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.  According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. In a fire, seconds count, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

·        Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level            of the home, including the basement. 

·        Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.

·        Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.

·        Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.

·        Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District will be visiting the schools during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Working Smoke Alarms Save
Lives!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, students can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly. 
To learn more about smoke alarms and “Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives”, visit NFPA’s Web site at www.fireprevenweek.org.

- 2014 Fire Prevention Week -