Recent Calls
Sun. Aug 4th 2019
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Wed. Mar 18th 2020
By order of Fire Chief, Chief Davenport, open burning is hereby SUSPENDED until further notice.Under South Beloit Code of Ordinances Sec. 38-7(g), the Fire Chief is authorized to suspend open burning....
Tue. Mar 17th 2020
Image
INFORMATION STATEMENTThe City of South Beloit Fire Department prides ourselves on making sure we protect the citizens of South Beloit and our members the best we can. Due to the recent Coronavirus (CO...
Tue. Mar 17th 2020
Image
Spring Open Burning 2020 The open burning period in South Beloit will be March 17th thru April 30th during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pm Residents will be able to burn yard waste generated on their...
Tue. Feb 25th 2020
Image
Congratulations to FF Ryan Donner on receiving the South Beloit Fire Department’s 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award. Ryan was unable to attend our annual awards dinner. This award is presented...
Wed. Jan 1st 2020
Image
We started the year 2020 off with a bang as well, our first call of the year was dispatched at 12:01am. So already 2020 is looking to be another busy year. We want to send out a big thank you to our n...

SOUTH BELOIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

"A System Dedicated To Saving Lives"

 
 
 
 
 
 

INFORMATION STATEMENT

 

The City of South Beloit Fire Department prides ourselves on making sure we protect the citizens of South Beloit and our members the best we can. Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) threats, we will be limiting the visitors that come to the fire station. We are limiting it to visitors on official business with the department. If you do come to the fire station we may ask you to wait outside while we talk with you. We also ask for you to use the door located on the southwest side of the building (right across from the entrance to Everett’s Liquor). We ask that you call the fire station, with any questions that could be handled over the phone (815-389-3097). If you do come to the fire station, you will have to sign a visitor’s log sheet. We want to assure the citizens of South Beloit that this will not affect our emergency or non-emergency response if you need us. We are still as dedicated to the citizens of this community. We are taking the extra pre-cautions on medical calls to protect our members and the patient. The fire department is receiving daily updates from Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease and Prevention, Winnebago County Health Department, & our Resource Hospital. For more information on the Coronavirus you can find them on the websites for the organizations listed above and at the following:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

http://dph.illinois.gov/…/dis…/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

 

Chief Michael Davenport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2020 Open Burning

 

UPDATE 3/18/2020

By order of Fire Chief, Chief Davenport, open burning is hereby SUSPENDED until further notice.

Under South Beloit Code of Ordinances Sec. 38-7(g), the Fire Chief is authorized to suspend open burning.

Should you have any questions please contact, 815-389-3097

 

 

The open burning period in South Beloit will be March 17th thru April 30th during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring Fire Safety Tips

 

The spring season is coming up soon, our thoughts are turning to the lengthy to-do lists we’ve made of spring cleaning and repair projects we have yet to tackle. But as we’re pulling out the mop bucket, sponges, screw drivers and hammers, let’s also carve out time to address home safety.

 

Smoke Alarms -Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button. Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet. 

Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Test carbon monoxide (CO) alarms at least once a month and replace them if they fail to respond when tested. The sensors in CO alarms have a limited life. Replace the CO alarm according to manufacturer’s instructions or when the end-of-life signal sounds. 

Most Carbon Monoxide detectors are good for 5-7 years and should be replaced after that time frame. Typically, the units have a tag or date stamp on the back to indicate it's age or expiration date.

 

 

Escape Planning - Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of each level of the home. Show all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your household, including visitors. Go to each room and point to the two ways out. Practice the plan with everyone in your household, including visitors.

 

 

Clothes Dryer Safety - Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum. Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.

 

 

 

Grilling Safety Tips

 

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker*, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

In 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or unclassified fires. These fires caused an annual average of 10 civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries and $123 million in direct property damage.

 


This grilling season, NFPA tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires.

 


Guy Colonna, NFPA Division Manager, Industrial & Chemical Engineering, gives some basic tips on how to prepare your grill before your first cookout of the season.

 

Grilling fire facts

  • July is the peak month for grill fires (17%), including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by June (14%), May (13%) and August (12%).

  • In 2013-2017, an average of 19,000 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.** Half (9,300 or 49%) of the injuries were thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from contact with hot objects; 5,200 thermal burns, per year,were caused by such contact or other non-fire events.

  • Children under five accounted for an average of 2,000 or 38%, of the contact-type burns per year. These burns typically occurred when someone, often a child, bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals.

  • Gas grills were involved in an average of 8,700 home fires per year, including 3,600 structure fires and 5,100 outdoor fires annually. Leaks or breaks were primarily a problem with gas grills. Eleven percent of gas grill structure fires and 23% of outside gas grill fires were caused by leaks or breaks.

  • Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in 1,100 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 500 outside fires annually.

 

 

NFPA has more safety tips that can help you through your spring cleaning tasks and safety checks. Once you’re done, you’ll have the satisfaction of a tidier home, and you’ll also feel safer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

     
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


© 2020 South Beloit Fire Department