Welcome to the MLFD

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To strive with a positive and professional attitude to provide competent emergency services to the citizens who live, work and visit Mount Laurel Township.

"PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE"

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We are looking for all types of volunteers... volunteer

Ages 14 and up.

 

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Board Meetings:

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The next WORK SESSION of the Fire Commissioners is OCTOBER 06.

 

The next REGULAR MEETING is SEPTEMBER 15.

 

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WhatsNew:

Connect with NJOEM

njoemFor 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.

CLICK HERE for some of the most credible online services used by the NJOEM.


New Hours at MLFD

new hoursEffective Monday, November 4, 2013, Fire Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.

Please plan accordingly for office business.


smoke detector inspectionsMount 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

change your clock, change your batteryWith Daylight Saving Time just beginning, don't forget to change your smoke detector battery when you change your clocks.


Now accepting VISA/MasterCard/Discover

visa/mastercardMount Laurel Fire Department is now accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit cards for payment of fees and services!


Great News for Our Residents!

energizer batteryDue 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!


Operation Save-A-Life

operation save a lifeIn 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.

You can download and print a Facilities Request Form by clicking here.

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Updated: March 2013

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Updated: March 2013

Fall Festival 2014

 

2014 Child Safety Seat Inspection

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The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will once again be sponsoring a free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint at our Masonville firehouse.

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 date, time and location of this FREE Safety Seat Check is:

SEPTEMBER 13

9am to 1pm
Station 361
105 Masonville Road

Goodman Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units

product recallThe recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are most often installed in walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. The recalled units are beige with serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. The brand name is located on the unit’s front cover. The serial number is located on the control board plate found by lifting the unit’s front cover.

Goodman has received five reports of power cords smoking or catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the air conditioning and heating units and call the appropriate number listed above or go to www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord. Non-commercial owners will receive free installation of the power cord and inspection of the PTAC control board for damages. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, non-commercial owners will also receive a free installation of a replacement control board. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will install the power cord and inspect the control board. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, Goodman will provide a new control board for commercial owners to install.

For Amana, Goodman and York International-branded units call (800) 366-0339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

For Comfort-Aire and Century-branded units call toll-free at (877) 442-4482 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
For all products, go to www.amana-ptac.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.
For more information about this and other recalls, please visit
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

 

HP Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords

product recallIf you bought a Hewlett-Packard laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you may want to check the serial number on the power cord, as the computer giant has just issued a global recall for around six million of them. HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, HP has so far received 29 reports of power cords “overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.”

The commission said that 5.6 million of the recalled cords were sold in the US, and advised anybody in possession of one to stop using it “immediately.”

The cords at the center of the recall were sold with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, HP said.

Not all cords sold with the listed machines during the specified time frame are part of the recall – only those with a molded mark at the end of the cord showing “LS-15.” In addition, some customers who bought their machine outside of the specified time frame may also find “LS-15″shown on the power cord, but these are not part of the recall.

Affected users will, of course, receive a replacement power cord at no cost, the computer company confirmed.

Full details on how to return your cord to HP can be found on a special webpage here
https://h30652.www3.hp.com/
For more information about this and other recalls, please visit
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

 

Residents, Mount Laurel Fire Department Thanks You

On behalf of the Mount Laurel Fire Department, we would like to thank our residents for their continued support in approving the 2014 Facilities Maintenance Bond Referendum.

This will provide us with the means to acquire the necessary funding in order to make needed repairs to our three facilities, thus protecting them for the next 20+ years.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

Christopher Burnett, Deputy Chief

For the "unofficial" election results, please CLICK HERE.

 

Congratulations to Firefighter 1 Graduates

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Congratulations to Firefighters Daniel Plasket and Daniel Novak for their recent completion of the State’s Firefighter 1 training academy. Firefighter Daniel Plasket was recognized by the Camden County Emergency Services Training Center with the academic achiever award.

Wishing both a safe career in the fire service and appreciation for their service to our community.

 

Drownings: The Reality

water safetyWe all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like drowning, is a step toward this goal.

When most of us are enjoying time at the pool or beach, injuries aren't the first thing on our minds. Yet, drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning.

Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from drowning.

Check out this important link Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable.

 

Lightning Strike Causes Fire

lightning strikeOn Friday, 5/23/2014 at 8:37 PM the Mount Laurel Fire Department was dispatched to a building fire reported at 4307 Tarnbrook Dr. The caller reported black smoke showing from the roof following a lightning strike. Upon arrival crews made an aggressive interior attack in an attempt to locate and extinguish the fire. Due to the location of the fire and its rapid growth within the attic and void spaces, an evacuation of the structure was ordered where a transitional fire attack was employed. The bulk of the fire was knocked down with use of elevated master streams, followed with interior hand lines. Crews overhauled the fire.

Residents are reminded to ensure that they have working smoke alarms and a fire safety evacuation plan in place.

 

 

Recall of Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm

product recallThis recall includes all Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms. The alarms are made of black or white plastic and are about 5.25 inches square with rounded corners and about 1.5 inches deep. The word “nest” is on a large button on the face of the alarm. Consumers can enable the alarms to be controlled by a computer or a smartphone over a wireless network. The alarms have a Nest Wave feature, which allows users to temporarily silence some alerts or cancel a manual test by vigorously waving an arm near the unit that triggered the alarm. Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms came from the factory with the Nest Wave feature enabled and with the slider button in the “On” position in Nest Protect Settings.

For more detailed information regarding this important recall, go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website by either clicking the RECALL ALERT button above or by CLICKING HERE!

 

Confined Space Training Aboard the Battleship New Jersey

confined space trainingOn Saturday, March 22, 2014, eleven firefighters of the Mount Laurel Fire Department took part in specialized confined space rescue training aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ. Our firefighters, who are also members of the Burlington County Technical Rescue Task Force, were challenged with simulated scenarios requiring them to access very small spaces in order to remove an injured person using ropes and rigging systems. Every technical rescue scenario is different and presents its own unique challenges. Training in this unique environment challenged the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the personnel so they are better prepared to confront confined space emergencies in Mount Laurel and Burlington County.

 

Congratulations Mount Laurel Baseball

The Mount Laurel Fire Department would like to congratulate Mount Laurel Baseball for another successful opening day ceremony. This year special guests (Ret.) Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and the Phillie Phanatic were present to help kick off the event. Wishing Mount Laurel’s youth a safe and exciting 2014 baseball season.

 

MLFD Fighting for the Cure

Susan G Koman Fight for the Cure

The Mt. Laurel Fire Department has been proudly supporting Susan G. Komen of Central & South Jersey for the last three years. Our Pink October efforts include our firefighters wearing pink shirts, lighting up our firehouses pink, a breast cancer awareness table at our fire prevention night and public donations for children’s pink helmets. We have proudly raised over $3300.00 and will continue to “Fight for The Cure” in the future.

 

 

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.


 

Email us your comments

Let us know of your ideas or concerns about your fire department.  We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our operation.  Email us at administration@mountlaurelfire.org.

 

 
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