Recent Calls
Sun. Aug 4th 2019
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The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire on South Bluff Street on August 4th, 2019 at 12:37am. First in units encountered heavy smoke coming from the house. Upon entry, cre...
Sun. Jul 7th 2019
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Shortly before 3 AM on Sunday, July 7th 2019, Quint 2052 and Chief Davenport were called mutual aid to the Town of Beloit for a structure fire. Photos courtesy of George Bower Fire/Rescue Photography.
Fri. Jun 8th 2018
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The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire on Misty Meadow Lane on June 8th, 2018 at 4:10am. A neighbor passing by spotted the fire, called 911, then knocked on the door to w...
Sun. Jun 3rd 2018
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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. First arriving units found a fully involved mobile home. Command immediatel...
Tue. May 8th 2018
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The South Beloit Fire Department was dispatched for a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Gardner St and Willowbrook Rd on May 8th, 2018 at 2:07pm. Chief Davenport arrived on scene with the So...
News Headlines
Fri. Mar 29th 2019
The open burning period has been extended thru May 31st The open burning period in South Beloit will be April 2nd thru May 31st during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pm Residents will be able to burn y...
Mon. Jun 18th 2018
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Congratulations to FF/EMT-B Max Rude for graduating from the OSF St Anthony Medical Center Paramedic Program today. Max has been in class for the last 9 months. We are all very proud of you. Thank You...
Tue. Jun 5th 2018
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Recruits from the South Beloit Fire Department graduated from the Rockton Fire's Recruit Academy. The academy ran from January 2018-June 2018 and encompassed over 250 hours of classroom and hands ...
Mon. May 7th 2018
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At tonight’s South Beloit's City Council Meeting, South Beloit Resident Ricki Schrupp was presented with the Citizens Lifesaving Award for his actions on April 25th, 2018. While he was on hi...
Wed. Mar 21st 2018
Open Burning Period April 1st – May 31stThe open burning period in South Beloit has been extended to May 31st during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pmResidents will be able to burn yard waste gene...

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Full-Time Employment Eligibility List

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of South Beloit, Illinois is accepting applications for the purpose of creating a Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility list for hiring.

To apply for this position or to obtain additional information, please visit the following website: https://www.applytoserve.com/Application.aspx?ID=316

Applications MUST be submitted online by Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The International Fire Code (IFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Uniform Fire Codes have requirements to ensure the safety of the public and firefighters.

Unobstructed access to fire hydrants shall be maintained at all times. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants.

International Fire Code, 2018

 

For best access: Clear space around hydrants. Maintain a 3-foot clear space around the circumference of fire hydrants, except as otherwise required or approved.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide and electrical fires.

 

 

 

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Heating

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 two days for home candle fires are Christmas and Christmas Eve. Each year between 2013-2017, an average of 7,900 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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