South Beloit Fire Department
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Fri. Jun 8th 2018
The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire on Misty Meadow Lane on June 8th, 2018 at 4:10am. A neig...
Sun. Jun 3rd 2018
The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at 666 S Bluff St #Lot 307 on June 3rd, 2018 at 3:37am. ...
Tue. May 8th 2018
The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Gardner St and Willowb...
Sun. Apr 15th 2018
The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle on fire in front of the Best Western Hotel, 5910 Technology Dr ...
Sat. Apr 14th 2018
The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle rollover with the driver trapped inside the vehicle in the 500 ...
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Mon. Jun 18th 2018
Congratulations to FF/EMT-B Max Rude for graduating from the OSF St Anthony Medical Center Paramedic Program t...
Tue. Jun 5th 2018
Recruits from the South Beloit Fire Department graduated from the Rockton Fire's Recruit Academy. The acad...
Mon. May 7th 2018
At tonight’s South Beloit's City Council Meeting, South Beloit Resident Ricki Schrupp was presented with the Citize...
Wed. Mar 21st 2018
Open Burning Period April 1st – May 31stThe open burning period in South Beloit has been extended to May 31st during th...
Mon. Feb 5th 2018
We are proud to introduce South Beloit Fire's newest full time member Nick Miller. Nick joined the department as a r...
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SOUTH BELOIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

"A System Dedicated To Saving Lives"

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1120 TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR 2018

843 MEDICAL CALLS

277 FIRE/RESCUE CALLS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Put A Freeze on Winter Fires logo
 

 

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).

 



Dan Doofus learns some important safety lessons about home heating.

 
 
 

Carbon Monoxide

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, etc. do not burn completely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in residential properties. 

 

 

Winter storms

Most of the U.S. is at risk for winter storms, which can cause dangerous and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Blinding wind-driven snow, extreme cold, icy road conditions, downed trees and power lines can all wreak havoc on our daily schedules. Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, and heating equipment is involved in one of every six reported home fires, and one in every five home fire deaths.

 
 

Generators

Portable generators are useful during power outages, however, many homeowners are unaware that the improper use of portable generators can be risky. The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards. According to a 2013 Consumer Product Safety Commission Report, half of the generator-related deaths happened in the four coldest months of the year, November through February, and portable generators were involved in the majority of carbon monoxide deaths involving engine-driven tools. 

 
 

Candles

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. Each year between 2012 and 2016, an average of 8,200 home candle fires were reported each year.

 
 

Electrical

Electrical home fires are a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Roughly half of all home electrical fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment, while nearly another half involved other known types of equipment like washer or dryer fans, and portable or stationary space heaters. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke Detector Program

The South Beloit Fire Department is helping residents in South Beloit make their families safer from the dangers of smoke and fire thanks to First Alert.

In June, First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety, launch its "60 Years of Thank Yous" sweepstakes to mark the 60th anniversary of the company's founding. South Beloit Fire Department is one of 60 fire departments randomly selected from hundreds of entrants to win 60 smoke alarms to help with community risk reduction initiatives.

If you are having issues with a smoke detector in your home and it is not an emergency, please call the fire department non-emergency number at 815-389-3097 and we will come to your home with a new smoke detector free of charge. If you smell smoke or see fire, please exit your house immediately and call 911.

 

 

 

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