Mundy Township Fire Department

Mundy Twp FD

Mundy Township Fire Department

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 for over 59 Years with Pride and Professionalism.

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.

THANSGIVING HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY

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Thanksgiving is a holiday where family and friends get together and share good food, conversation, and laughter. The Mundy Township Fire Department would like to remind everyone to put some fire safety in your recipes.

Cooking fires continue to be the most common cause of fires in the home. This is even more apparent during the holidays. These fires are preventable by simple being more attentive to the use of cooking materials and equipment.

Don’t become a fire casualty. Follow these fire safe cooking tips:

 FIRE SAFE COOKING TIPS

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or broiling food, check on it regularly; remain in the home while food is cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, towels, or curtains –      away from the stove top.
  • Keep stove top, burners, and oven clean at all times. The build-up of grease and food can increase the chance for a fire      to happen.
  • Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and      catch fire.
  • Plug all electrical cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for cooking appliance, as it can      overload the circuit and cause a fire.
  • Keep children out of kitchen while cooking. The kitchen is not a play place, and too many people in the kitchen, is only      asking for someone to get burned or injured.

 IF YOU HAVE A COOKING FIRE

  • When in doubt, just get out. When you leave, close doors behind you to help contain the fire. Call 911 after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, make sure everyone is out, and you have a clear path out, and 911 has been called.
  • If a small grease fire starts in a pan, slide a lid over pan and turn burner off. Do not move pan, leave lid on pan till pan cools.
  • In case of oven fire, turn off heat to oven and keep door closed. Never open door to oven till fire is completely out.
  • If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off and unplug the microwave. Never open the door to microwave until      fire is completely out.
  • If your clothes catch fire – STOP, DROP, and ROLL – cover your face with your hands.

 TURKEY FYER SAFETY TIPS

  • Use turkey fryer outdoors away from buildings and all combustible material.
  • Make sure fryer is on a flat non-combustible surface.
  • Never leave fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. The oil will continue to heat until it catches      fire.
  • Keep children and pets away from fryer even when you are done using the fryer. The oil can remain dangerously hot for hours after use.
  • Make sure turkey has completely thawed. Oil and water do not mix; water causes oil to spill over causing a fire.
  • To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer.
  • Have an ABC rated fire extinguisher on hand when using the fryer.

 SMOKE DETECTORS AND FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

            Fire safety is all about being prepared if a fire were to happen. Being prepared means having smoke detectors that you know are in working order, and having an escape plan in place. Smoke detectors need to be tested at least once a month, and replace those batteries at least once a year. Have smoke detectors one on every floor of your house, and one in every bedroom of your house. The fire escape plan is necessary so you know what to do and where to go. If you have to think about what to do it could be too late. We all have heard the saying “practice makes perfect” that’s why schools have fire drills. You need to do the same thing at home.  Being prepared that’s the key to life safety in a fire situation!

Mundy Township Fire Department wishes everyone a fire safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!


****Kidde recalls almost 38 million fire extinguishers!!!  ***
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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported.

On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to strike and hurt someone. Kidde recommends owners immediately replace these fire extinguishers.

 The company is aware of one death when emergency responders couldn’t get the recalled extinguishers to work. There have been almost 400 reports of problems related to these Kidde fire extinguishers.

 Check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website for information on specific model numbers involved with this recall. Kidde will replace recalled extinguishers for free.  The U.S. Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive home fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, fire
sprinklers, and practicing a fire escape plan.



MUNDY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING...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. 
FF Help Wanted

 



Station #1:
8017 Linden Rd.    Swartz Creek, MI  48473      (810)655-8515

Station #2:
4011 W.  Hill Rd     Swartz Creek,  MI  48473     (810)655-4327      Fax: (810)655-5215