Fire Prevention
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Public Education

 The mission of the Mont Alto Vol Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, environmental, and other disasters. One of the ways we accomplish this is through education. The promotion of fire and life safety initiatives throughout our community is a vital part in the prevention of injuries and deaths related to fires and other emergencies.

 Fire and Life Safety awareness focuses on fire prevention, life safety issues and hazards in the home and workplace. Information is targeted to age appropriate audiences for the material being presented. We also offer a fall, Fire Prevention Awareness program to the residents of the borough. During the month of October, which is fire prevention month, we have an annual Open House, which is open to the public.


Fire Safety Information

“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,”
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if they have one

After the Fire
This booklet provides information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacement of valuable documents, salvage hints, fire department operations, and more.

Be fire smart with electricity in your home.
This booklet helps promote electrical fire safety this winter.

Campus Fire Safety
Learn how to prevent dangerous college and university campus housing fires with these safety tips for students and parents.

Carbon Monoxide Safety
Highlights the importance of installing and maintaining CO detectors.

Cooking Fire Safety
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Know how to prevent a kitchen fire and what to do if you have one.

Escape Planning for Older Adults
Your risk of dying in a home fire is greater as you get older. Knowing what to do if there is a fire makes a big difference. Customize this flyer with local information.

Fire Safety Checklist for Caregivers of Older Adults
Older adults are more likely to die in home fires because they may move slower or have trouble hearing the smoke alarm. Make sure the people you know are prepared and safe.

Fire Safety for People With Disabilities
Millions of Americans live with physical and mental disabilities. It is important to know your risk and build your fire prevention plans around your abilities.

Know the Dangers of Smoke
Fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. In this infographic are some simple messages to help understand the characteristics of fire and smoke.

Our Home Fire Escape Plan
In the event of a home fire, every second counts. Use this handout to teach your family members about the importance of having a home fire escape plan.

Portable Generators and Winter Storms
The safe use of portable generators during the winter storm season.

Fire Extinguisher Training Information

Fire Extinguisher Training - The Fire Department will go to businesses, neighborhoods and organizations within the First-Due (area we primarily service) to educate citizens in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers. The Fire Department can provide both classroom teachings and hands-on practice to allow each student to physically operate an extinguisher. This type of activity gives the students more confidence in operating an extinguisher if an emergency arises. Not only can the use of an extinguisher prevent monetary loss, but it can prevent loss of life. The fire department encourages all citizens to take advantage of this service now, before an emergency occurs. To get additional information or to schedule class, please email us at

  • Mont Alto Vol. Fire Company:

    517 South Main Street
    Mont Alto, PA 17237
    Phone: 717-749-5151 E-mail:
  • Mont Alto Ambulance Squad:

    603 South Main Street
    Mont Alto, PA 17237
    Phone: 717-749-3453 E-mail:
  • Non-Emergency:

    State Police 717-264-5161 County Dispatch 717-263-3172
  • Police/Fire/Medical Emergency:

    CALL 911