Welcome to the MLFD
Our mission is to strive, with a positive, professional attitude, to provide competent emergency services to the citizens who live, work and visit Mount Laurel Township.
Connect with NJOEM
For information about the latest weather emergencies, the NJOEM works closely with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center regarding storm predictions and forecasts.
New Hours at MLFD
Effective Monday, November 4, 2013, Fire Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.
Please plan accordingly for office business.
Mount Laurel Fire Department is now accepting ONLINE smoke detector applications. To fill out a smoke detector certification application ONLINE and schedule an appointment, CLICK HERE.
Change Your Battery
With Daylight Saving Time just beginning, don't forget to change your smoke detector battery when you change your clocks.
Now accepting VISA/MasterCard/Discover
Mount Laurel Fire Department is now accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit cards for payment of fees and services!
Great News for Our Residents!
Due to the recent receipt of a grant from Energizer Battery company, our Fire Prevention Bureau will now assist you with the replacement of 9-volt batteries and AA batteries. Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau for more information!
In cooperation with Channel 6, Kidde, The Home Depot and Toyota, we are proud to offer smoke detectors at no charge to you to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe! Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Would you like a tour or for us to participate in an event?
We're here for you. Just put your request in writing. Make sure you include the following:
- your contact information
- date of your event
- type of event
- the number of people attending
- location of your event
- any special requests for your event
Then address it and mail it to:Mount Laurel Fire Department Attention: John Colucci, Chief of Department 69 Elbo Lane Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Would you like to request the use of one of our facilities?
Just fill out a Facilities Request Form and submit it to us for approval by our Board of Commissioners. Please be aware that our facilities can only be used for township community type events, i.e. meetings, blood drives, etc. There is never any alcohol allowed in any of our facilities.
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Updated: March 2013
Residents, Mount Laurel Fire Department Thanks You
We thank you for your continued support with the approval of the 2014 operating budget. There was overwhelming support by our residents and we are grateful. Members of the Mount Laurel Fire Department are committed to serving our community by providing you with exemplary fire, rescue and first responder medical services. Our goal is to provide an efficient response 24/7 to your emergency or call for service needs to minimize impacts that you or your family may be facing. Please contact us at our administrative offices if we can be of assistance to you as a resident or business person. We care about serving you!
For the "unofficial" election results, please CLICK HERE.
Public Works – Snow Removal Guidelines
Our Public Works Department works hard to make driving safer and easier in snowy weather. Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, township trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear it.
Here are some helpful hints to make "snow" business less frustrating:
- Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (as you face the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.
- If possible, wait until the township trucks have made at least one pass on your street before clearing your driveway.
- Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.
- DO NOT PARK cars on the street from one hour after snow has continuously fallen until 12 hours after snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.
- To insure safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snow fall. Please remember that children are walking to school and bus stops are all over town in the coming days.
- In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors'.
- Not all roads in Mount Laurel Township are maintained by the township. During bad weather, we often receive calls from our residents about the condition of roads whose maintenance is the responsibility of Burlington County. We're happy to relay your concerns, but if you would like to reach the Burlington County Division of Roads and Bridges directly, please call (609) 726-7300.
Mount Laurel Township Public Works
Get Fired Up for Literacy 2014 Winners
Irem Naseer Mohamed won the 2014 Get Fired Up for Literacy contest with the grand prize of a ride to school on a fire engine.
We'd also like to congratulate ALL the winners of this year's Get Fired Up for Literacy campaign. Congratulations to all participants for their fine reading!
John E, 1st grade
Shreeya S, 1st grade
Sophia L, 1st grade
David F, 1st grade
Tanay S, 1st grade
Meghna P, 1st grade
Freezing Temperatures and Frozen Pipes
With the recent arctic air in our region, here are some tips to prevent and thaw frozen pipes. Additionally, we would like to remind the public about the importance of following safety guidelines when using portable space heaters, fireplaces and generators.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- Let cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and night.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes
- Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
- Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, hair dryer, portable space heater (kept way from flammable materials) or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. DO NOT use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove or other open flame device.
- Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area or if you are unsure of what to do, call a licensed plumber.
- Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.
- Consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increases protection from freezing.
- Pipes can be relocated by a professional if the home is remodeled.
- Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.
Space Heaters, Fireplaces and Generators
Heating systems are running at full force and many people are resorting to other sources to keep their homes warm. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:
- Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
- If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
2014 Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will once again be sponsoring a free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint at all three of our MLFD firehouses.
According to officials, nationally, about 75 percent of the child safety seats are installed incorrectly prior to the intervention of a trained child safety seat technician.
The dates, times and locations of these FREE Safety Seat Checks can be found below:
9am to 1pm
9am to 1pm
9am to 1pm
For more information regarding the Child Safety Seat Inspection Program, CLICK HERE.
Mount Laurel Township Office of Emergency Management
Mount Laurel Township Office of Emergency Management needs your help and input with our Township Mitigation Plan. The Township is participating in the Burlington County Multiple Jurisdictional Mitigation Planning Process. The county has contracted with Tetra Tech, an Engineering and Consulting Firm, to coordinate the mitigation planning process. Tetra Tech has developed a survey for all of us to use and can be found at the links below. It's only 23 questions and will take about 15 minutes to complete. All of the links below will get you to the survey. Please take this survey and consider asking your neighbors to also take it. We need your input to mitigate hazards in our community.
WEB LINK: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/burlington-mitigation-survey (this is direct to the web)
BURLINGTON COUNTY WEBSITE: www.co.burlington.nj.us/ahmp (right column "citizen survey")
FOR FULL DETAILS, click here.
September 11, 2001 Memorial Fund Drive
IAFF Local 4408 in cooperation with the Mount Laurel Fire Department has begun taking donations to create a memorial to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. The focal point of the memorial will be a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, generously donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We are asking for your monetary support to create a fitting memorial that will last for years to come. You can use the PayPal button below for your donation or visit our website at www.iaff4408.com/memorial.php. Thank you in advance for your support.
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