Mt. Morris Fire has been awarded the 2005 Fire Act Grant
The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District, Mt. Morris, IL has been awarded a 2005 Fire Act Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The $65,424 dollars ($3,271 local share and $62,153 Federal share) will be used to purchase new personal protective equipment (PPE) for both firefighters and EMS workers. The PPE includes turnout coats and pants, gloves, hoods, helmets and gut belts. Also included in the grant award is a washer/extractor to help properly clean and maintain the new PPE. The new PPE will be lighter in weight yet provide more protection for the wearer through improvements in fabric technology and design. 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.