Mt. Morris Fire Awarded a 2004 Fire Act Grant

The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District, Mt. Morris, IL has been awarded a 2004 Fire Act Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The $111,700 dollars ($11,170 local share and $100,170 Federal share) will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for firefighters. The new SCBA will be lighter more ergonomically friendly and weight substantially less than the District’s current SCBA. All of these updates will put lees stress on the firefighters while performing their already arduous task. The grant will also replace the District’s current breathing air compressor that is nearing 25 years old. The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District provides Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue and Paramedic Level Emergency Medical Care to its District. The District is located 100 miles directly west of Chicago in the rural farmland of Northern Illinois. The District serves the village of Mt. Morris with its 3100 residents. The remainder of the District encompasses the five townships of Mt. Morris, Pine Creek, Lincoln, Rockvale and Oregon-Nashua. The District serves a total of 45 square miles with a total population of 5,000