The Liberty Area Fire Protection Association provides volunteer fire fighting services to the Liberty Mounds community as well as surrounding areas.  Our volunteers are efficient in a variety of services to meet the needs of residents in these areas. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Water Rescue
  • Public Education
  • Strategic Planning

In addition to these services, our volunteer fire department focuses on providing accurate department information to its residents. We provide you with practical actions, advice and resources to prepare for and cope during a range of emergencies.

It's important to us that our volunteers are prepared and practiced in all safety rescue scenarios. We are proud of our department and the level of committment our volunteers have.


Tips Regarding Home Fire Safety 

Press and hold the test button on your smoke alarm for a few seconds. If it is working correctly, the alarm will sound and will automatically stop when you release the button. Remember to test your smoke detector monthly, and change the batteries at least once a year. If your smoke detector is over 10 years old it needs to be replaced with a new unit. If you hear your smoke detector making a chirping sound, replace the battery as soon as possible.

One smoke alarm is not enough for the average home. You should have at least one smoke alarm in every bedroom, and in the hallway outside each bedroom. A typical 3-bedroom home would need at least 4 properly installed smoke alarms to provide a reasonable amount of protection for your family.

Plug-in heaters use a lot of electricity and, as such, a lot of heat. It is therefore incredibly important to take care when using them as they are a major risk factor for fire ignition. It is vital to keep your heater away from curtains, furniture and fabrics, to make sure that they are never covered, and that washing is never dried on or near them. We also recommend installing a fireguard around your heater to prevent children and pets coming in contact with it.
Candles, decorative lights and decorations are a growing cause of fires in the UK, meaning it is becoming more important than ever to ensure that you are taking effective precautionary steps when using any of these items. This involves keeping your candles in a stable and secure holder, keeping them away from curtains, fabrics and paper, and making sure that they are always properly put out before you leave the room or go to bed. We also advise avoiding curtains hanging over or across your letterbox as this can pose a significant fire threat.
More than 50% of accidental fires in the home are cooking related, making the kitchen somewhere you should take exceptional care. Pay close attention to the task of cooking, making sure you don’t get distracted and, if you are called away, make sure you take the pans off the heat or turn the heat down. Be particularly careful when using oils as these are a major fire risk, and also strive to never leave children alone in the kitchen when food is being prepared.
When you are asleep it takes a lot longer to become aware of a fire. It is therefore incredibly important to make sure that your house is as safe as possible from the threat of fire before you go to bed. Installing a bedroom routine that incorporates this is very beneficial, and is quick and easy to conduct. Simply go round your home checking the cooker is off, turning off and unplugging appliances, ensuring candles and cigarettes are put out and disposed of properly and turning heaters off. It is also a good idea to make sure that exit ways are clear of obstruction and to shut interior doors to slow the spread of a fire.