Township Fire Department
The Monitor Township
Fire Department was established in 1949. We are now in our 61st year of
service and have five trucks in service at this time: 1-Pumper, 1-Engine,
1-Tanker, 1-Rescue, and 1-Brush Truck. Our original 1949 Pumper has been
restored and is presented in community parades and events.
We have four
Full-time Officers, Chief John Kramer, Asst. Chief
Harvey Feinauer, Captain James Meier, and Lt. Brian Bladecki. We have
35 Paid On-Call Firefighters. Each one is a State Certified Fire Fighter,
who holds a Medical First Responder, E.M.T, or a Paramedic State Certified
License. They are required to maintain at least 24 hours of training per
year. The fire station is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days a year. The full-time officers respond from the station, and your
Paid On-Call Firefighters respond from their homes to ensure a rapid response
that meets the needs of your community. We have two State Certified Fire
Inspectors and a School Fire Prevention Program. Feel free to come in and
visit us at any time. Our doors are always open and we enjoy the company
Burning brush and
having recreational fires in your yard are allowed, but a Burning Permit is
required. Burn permits are FREE and available at the fire
department. They are good for three days at a time and can be renewed as
many times as you need them. Burning without a permit may cause legal actions
against you if the fire department is called and responds. Please contact
the fire department for rules and regulations concerning permits at our
non-emergency number 684-6320.
Remember to respect
your neighbors and burn when the wind direction is away from their homes. You
must be able to control the fire and be ready to extinguish it if it gets to a
point that you may lose control.
If you have a recreational
fire (small fire in yard) it must be in a burn pit. This type of fire is where
you have a small fire and sit around it. A large bonfire does not qualify as a
recreational fire and a permit is required. Remember that you are responsible
for the direction of the smoke.
Please check your
smoke detectors once a month and change your batteries once a year to make sure
that they are in proper working condition. Know your escape plans out of
the house and practice them with your family. If your smoke detector is
older than 10 years it is time to buy a new one and replace the old one.