SOUTH BELOIT FIRE DEPARTMENT
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Open Burning Period for South Beloit is October 17-November 19
The open burning period for yard waste in South Beloit is October 17-November 19, from 8am-6pm.
Residents will be able to burn yard waste generated on their own property. No treated lumber or furniture should be burned.
Fires are to be attended at all times and there should be water or other means to extinguish the fire nearby. All fires must be extinguished by 6pm.
For further information call the non-emergency number for South Beloit Fire Department at (815) 389-3097.
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.
So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.
Thanksgiving by the numbers
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
- In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half (48%) of all reported home fires and civilian and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
Keep knives out of the reach of children.
Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Recall: Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
Kidde, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is announcing a voluntary recall to replace certain XL Fire Extinguisher units, because they may lose pressure faster than others due to an off-specification lubricant. This loss of pressure may result in the extinguisher failing to operate when activated. The affected units were manufactured in Mexico between October 2007 and April 2008. Kidde has no record of injuries due to the affected extinguishers.
All fire extinguishers have the potential to lose pressure, and the gauges on the affected units continue to function and will alert you to any pressure loss. Because Kidde is concerned with product quality, we are working voluntarily with the CPSC to replace those affected extinguishers whose gauges are in the red.
Description of Affected Item: XL Models: FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3
Location of Manufacture: Mexico
Determining Affected Model
Inspect your model using below diagram as a guide. Click arrows for details. If you think your model is affected, call Kidde at 855-271-0773
Wed. Oct 18th 2017
Congratulations to the 6 newly promoted MPOs (Motor Pump Operator): Ryan Donner Nick Jacobs Tyler Lewellen Dave Phillip Taylor Ramsey Max Rude
Sat. Oct 14th 2017
Members of the South Beloit Fire Department were visiting the schools this week (Oct 9th - Oct 13th 2017) for Fire Prevention. As always members had a great time with the kids.
Wed. Oct 4th 2017
Tonight’s training was spent testing future Motor Pump Operators (MPO) on a written test and skills evaluations. These six individuals are: Ryan Donner, Nick Jacobs, Chris Johnston, Tyler Lewellen, David Phillip, and Max Rude. They have spent countless hours training to drive and ope...
Sun. Oct 1st 2017
Congrats to firefighters Tyler Lewellen, Theron Williams, Nick Jacobs, Dave Phillip, Max Rude, and Julia Smith for participating in the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department's Annual Crunch Time Extrication Symposium. Crunch Time Chairman Capt. Mike Huffman says, "It was another great an...
Mon. Aug 28th 2017
Mercyhealth is offering a EMT-Basic class here in South Beloit! The class will take place at the South Beloit High School in the library, 245 Prairie Hill Rd, South Beloit, IL 61080. The class will start on October 24, 2017 and will end on March 8, 2018, it takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays...