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.
TURKEY FRYER SAFETY TIPS
-Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
-Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
-Place the fryer on a level surface and avoid moving it once it is in use.
-Leave at least 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
-When filling the fryer, oil level must always be below the Maximum Indicator!
-Turkeys must be completely thawed before placing in the fryer.
-Food must be dried before immersion in hot oil to prevent frothing and Hot Oil Overflow.
-Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that’s 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
-Never leave fryers unattended when operational.
-Purchase a fryer with a temperature controls and watches the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
Winter Driving Safety Tips
When winter weather strikes, drivers face out-of-the-ordinary challenges when they get behind the wheel. If you must travel during winter weather, preparing your car in advance, knowing the forecast and driving based on road conditions are three key ways to help you drive more safely. Following are some winter driving safety tips to help you prepare for the elements – before you face them – on the road.
Preparing Your Vehicle
As temperatures start to drop, it’s time to make sure your car is stocked with a winter driving survival kit, including an ice scraper, a snow shovel and sand or salt. This way, you’ll be prepared if winter weather arrives while you’re away from home. It’s also a good time to check your tires to determine whether it’s time to replace them or whether you need snow tires.
A few habits to adopt regularly during the winter months can also help prepare you for a wintry drive. Make it a practice to keep your gas tank at least half full so you can run your engine and stay warm if you get stuck or stranded. Keep your windshield wipers in good condition and your windshield fluid reservoir filled so you can clear snow and ice from your windshield.
Watching the Weather
If you plan to travel when inclement weather looms, monitor road and weather conditions by checking local news stations or Internet traffic and weather sites. You can sign up for weather alerts to receive text messages and optional alerts for your area. Do not check your phone while driving, and avoid all unnecessary distractions when you’re behind the wheel.
Driving for Winter Conditions
Before you leave the driveway or parking lot, take time to clear snow and ice off your car, including your windows, mirrors, lights, reflectors, hood, roof and trunk. Drive with your headlights on, and be sure to keep them clean to improve visibility. Use caution when snow banks limit your view of oncoming traffic.
As you get on the road, remember that speed limits are meant for dry roads, not roads covered in snow and ice. You should reduce your speed and increase your following distance as road conditions and visibility worsen. Avoid using cruise control in snowy or icy conditions – you want as much control of your car as possible. Be cautious on bridges and overpasses as they are commonly the first areas to become icy, and avoid passing snow plows and sand trucks. The drivers can have limited visibility, and the road in front of them could be worse than the road behind.
Breaking Down or Getting Stuck
If you do venture out or are unexpectedly caught in a snowstorm and encounter problems, if your car is safely out of harm’s way, stay in your car and wait for help. You can run the car heater to stay warm for 10 minutes every hour, but make sure your exhaust pipe is clear of snow. There is a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning if snow blocks the pipe and enables the deadly gas to build up in your car. Open your window slightly to help prevent any buildup.
Remember, driving in winter weather can be challenging, even for experienced drivers. Slowing down, allowing increased time to come to a stop, wearing your seatbelt, devoting your full attention to the road and being aware of changing conditions can help you drive more safely. If your travel route takes you into remote areas with limited cell phone coverage, consider informing a third party of your travel plans that include your route and when you plan to arrive. This way, if you are overdue, first responders will know where to start looking. If you’re unsure whether it is safe to drive, consider waiting until the roads improve.
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