The Monticello Fire and Rescue Department participates regularly in training exercises three times a month to keep their knowledge and abilities fresh. The fire training grounds, located outside of town on Allerton Road, include a repelling tower, burn containers, as well as several new vehicles for the department to use for training. The Department also partners with the neighboring fire districts for joint training efforts.
The burn containers were able to be purchased from a grant funded by FEMA and have proved a valuable training device. Fires can be started in these containers letting smoke and heat build-up to simulate a house fire. The firefighters then enter the containers to practice search and rescue procedures.
The Monticello Fire and Rescue Department also takes time to participate in community events like local parades and Monticello Movie Nights. The Department also hosts an open house to the public during Fire Prevention Week.