The Charter Township of Mundy Fire Department is dedicated to the preservation of life and property wherever and whenever a customer has a need. We are an all hazards response team, vigilant and ready to respond at any moment. Serving the Residents of Mundy Township with Pride and Professionalism since 1947.
Local fire safety and disaster planning programs are the heartbeat of the nation's emergency management system which requires a well planned and coordinated local response. The Mundy Township Fire Department is committed to emergency preparedness and response by maintaining a comprehensive program of planning, preparedness, response, and recovery to reduce the loss of life and property in Mundy Township and the surrounding area from fire and disasters with highly trained fire and EMS personnel.
Halloween Food Safety Tips for Parents
Even though it’s not an official holiday, Halloween is much beloved by children and adults alike. What could be more fun than trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, or costume parties?
To make sure treats are safe for children, follow these simple steps:
- Snacking: Children shouldn’t snack on treats from their goody bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. Give them a light meal or snack before they head out – don’t send them out on an empty stomach. Urge them to wait until they get home and let you inspect their loot before they eat any of it.
- Safe treats: Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
- Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present. Do not allow the child to eat any home-baked goods he or she may have received.
- Choking hazards: If you have very young children, be sure to remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys.
Bobbing for apples is an all-time favorite Halloween game. Here are a couple of ways to say “boo” to bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
- Reduce the number of bacteria that might be present on apples and other raw fruits and vegetables by thoroughly rinsing them under cool running water. As an added precaution, use a produce brush to remove surface dirt.
- Try this new spin on apple bobbing from FightBAC.org: Cut out lots of apples from red construction paper. On each apple, write activities for kids, such as “do 5 jumping jacks.” Place a paper clip on each apple and put them in a large basket. Tie a magnet to a string. Let the children take turns “bobbing” with their magnet and doing the activity written on their apple. Give children a fresh apple for participating.
If your idea of Halloween fun is a party at home, don’t forget these tips:
- Beware of spooky cider! Unpasteurized juice or cider can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella. To stay safe, always serve pasteurized products at your parties.
- No matter how tempting, don't taste raw cookie dough or cake batter that contain uncooked eggs.
- “Scare" bacteria away by keeping all perishable foods chilled until serving time. These include finger sandwiches, cheese platters, fruit or tossed salads, cold pasta dishes with meat, poultry, or seafood, and cream pies or cakes with whipped-cream and cream-cheese frostings.
- Bacteria will creep up on you if you let foods sit out too long. Don’t leave perishable goodies out of the fridge for more than two hours (1 hour in temperatures above 90°F).
Outside Burning Regulations
As many of you begin the task of cleaning up leaves and other yard debris. There are several options available to residents to dispose of this debris, primarily curbside yard waste pick up, and the township brush site. However, some residents may choose to burn the debris. Open burning is permitted in Mundy Township, however it is only permitted under very specific conditions.
Please DO NOT conduct outside burning until you have reviewed all of the regulations and Guidelines in the "Burn Permits" section of this website.
To review the Rules for a Burn Permit in MundyTownship and to obtain a burning permit online go to the "Burn Permits" section, fill out the required Application and click "Submit."
Here is a direct link to the Burn Permit Section:
WE WANT YOU!!
Now hiring paid on-call Firefighter/Medical First Responders! Go to Mundy Township Administrative Hall at 3478 Mundy Ave Swartz Creek, MI 48473-8866 for an application. No online applications accepted. Department paid training and certification. Must live in Mundy Township, be at least 18 years old, pass a physical exam, have a valid drivers license and high school diploma or GED. Come help serve your community and join our team of highly motivated and dedicated Firefighters! Fire Academy starts each October.
MUNDY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING...WE NEED DEDICATED PEOPLE WANTING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY!!
All applications for Employment are to be subitted to:
Charter Township of Mundy
3478 Mundy Avenue
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
8017 Linden Rd. Swartz Creek, MI 48473 (810)655-8515
4011 W. Hill Rd Swartz Creek, MI 48473 (810)655-4327 Fax: (810)655-5215