South Beloit Fire Department
Spring 2019 Open Burning
The open burning period in South Beloit will be April 2nd thru April 30th during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pm
Residents will be able to burn yard waste generated on their own property. No treated lumber, trash, 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 6:00pm
For further information on the Burning Ordinance please refer to the Cities Web Site. www.southbeloit.org. Go to the documents and click on City Ordinances. Scroll down to Chapter 38 Fire Protection & Prevention, Section 38.7 Open Burning.
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home. Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows, vents.). A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out! Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.
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.