City of Mt Morris Fire Department

Frequently Asked Questions

  • City of Mt. Morris City Office Hours are as follows: Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm. Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.  The office is closed on Friday's and all major holidays. 
  • How do I obtain a fire report? - Contact the City of Mt Morris City Office's three to five business days after the fire incident (please note that the time it takes to prepare an incident report may vary due to work load).  Please have the incident number and address where the incident occurred.  The cost will be $15.00 with checks payable to the City of Mt Morris.  Any questions please call city hall at (810) 686-2160 or the fire Chief at (810) 516-0039.  Map to City Hall
  •  How do I obtain an open burn permit? - Visit the City of Mt Morris City Office's   There is a $10.00 charge payable to the City of Mt Morris.  The burning permit once approved by a Fire Officer is valid for one year from the approval date.  If you would like to download the form so you can fill it out prior to coming to the city office building please click here!  Question about your burning permit?  Click HERE.

Basic Requirements to obtain a burning permit. 

For full information please review Ordinance No 08-02

Must have an approved patio wood-burning unit.
Must read and understand Ordinance No. 08-02.
Patio wood-burning units must be attended by an adult at least 18 years of age.
Patio wood-burning units shall not be used to burn anything other than clean wood.
Patio wood-burning units shall be located at least 15 feet from the nearest habitable              structure.
Patio wood-burning units shall be located at least 5 feet from any non-habitable structure.
Patio wood-burning units shall not cause a nuisance to neighbors.
Patio wood-burning units shall be extinguished by midnight.
  • Does the fire department recommend a certain make of a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector? - The City of Mt Morris Fire Department does not recommend a particular smoke or carbon monoxide detector.  There are several different makes and models available at local stores in the area.  The important thing is that everyone has several working detectors in their home!
  • How often should I replace the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? - We recommend you change your detector batteries twice a year. A helpful reminder for this is in the Spring and Fall when we change our clocks to "spring forward" and to "fall back."  You should test your detectors at least once a month to insure they are working properly.  Remember if you hear an intermittent chirping or beeping sound it usually indicates your batteries are going dead.  Change them immediately!  For further information please visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • How often should I replace the smoke detectors in my home? - Each manufacture recommends something different.  Most give a range from five to ten years.  For further information visit your smoke detector manufacture's website or the above link for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • What should I do if I see a downed or arcing electrical wire? - Call 911 immediately.  Downed and arcing power lines are a very dangerous situation!  Do not approach any area with downed power lines.
  • What should I do if my carbon monoxide detector is going off? - Leave your home immediately.  Do not open or shut any windows.  Call 911 immediately from a safe location so we can come out and investigate.  Carbon monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas which can be very deadly!  For further information please visit the Consumers Energy website.
  • What should I do if I smell an odor of natural gas? - Leave the area immediately and dial 911 from a safe location!
  • Is there a natural gas pipeline running through our city? - Yes there is a natural gas pipeline running through the City of Mt Morris.  For further information about pipeline safety please visit the above Consumers Energy website link and under the safety tab look for pipeline safety.
  • Does the fire department dispose of hazardous waste? - No the fire department does not dispose or collect any type of hazardous materials or waste.
  • Can you tell me how to properly install a car seat for a child? - The City of Mt Morris Fire Department does not install or give instructions on how to install car seats for children.  Please follow the manufacturer guidelines or visit the Parents.com website
  • Does your department provide fire work safety classes? - No.  The City of Mt Morris Fire Department does not educate the public on fire work safety.  Please visit the National Council on Firework Safety for further information.
  • What fire works are allowed in the State of Michigan?- Please visit this website provided by the National Council on Firework Safety for details.  Michigan Allowable Fire works.
  • Can I bring a group or my child to the fire station? - Absolutely!  The only thing we ask is that you contact our Fire Prevention Officer, Cpt. James Young, and schedule a good time for your tour.  This is to ensure proper personnel are on hand to provide the best educational experience possible.  If you drive by the station and see our garage doors open feel free to stop in if you wish but just remember we may be in the middle of training or an emergency call so please be understanding.
  • Is the Mt Morris City Fire Department a full time station? - No, much like most departments in the area we are an on call department.  Being on call means no one lives or staffs the station.  Once we are dispatched by Genesee County 911 we report to the fire station and respond to the emergency.
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