Recent Calls
Sun. Aug 4th 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Thu. May 28th 2020
The open burning period in South Beloit will be May 30th thru June 14th during the hours of 8:00am till 6:00pm
Tue. Mar 17th 2020
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. Feb 25th 2020
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
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...
Mon. Dec 16th 2019
At tonights’s City Council Meeting, Chief Davenport and SBFD had the honor of presenting Citizen Life Safety Awards to three employees of Rock Energy Coop. These ladies played a vital role in sa...
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"A System Dedicated To Saving Lives"




In February 1927, there was a bond issue to remodel City Hall, which included the establishment of a fire department and purchase of fire equipment. The first group of volunteers met in fall of 1927 and with the help of Beloit firemen, they learned how to use the equipment and effectively to fight fires. The first fire truck was a W.S. Knott, manufactured in Minneapolis and delivered in February 1928 by Clare Hillman, who was familiar with its operation and became the first fire chief of the South Beloit Fire Department. The first uniformed department was made up of twelve members, plus Chief Hillman.

Located in one station on Gardner Street/Highway 75, the South Beloit Fire Department is a municipal agency servicing 6.5 square miles and a population of about 8000 citizens of South Beloit, Illinois.  The community is a mix of residential, commercial, and light & heavy industrial. The department presently holds a ISO rating of 5. 

The number of residents, community size, and alarms are increasing every year.  The department responds to about 1100 calls per calendar year with 70% Medical and 30% Fire, Rescue, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Water Rescues, Technical Rescues, Public Assist, and other calls.

The fire department currently has 4 full-time and 20 part-time members. The department operators a Duty Shift with 3 Firefighters on duty at all times.

The department operates: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Rescue/Engine, 2 Paramedic Ambulances, 2 Command Vehicles, 1 Rescue Boats, 1 Water Rescue Truck, 1 Technical Rescue Trailer, and 2 Utility Vehicles. 

The South Beloit Fire Department is a full service department providing Fire Protection/Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, HAZ-MAT, Water Rescue and Recover, and Technical Rescue Responses. The department also has an aggressive Fire Prevention / Public Education Division. 

The EMT-Basics and EMT-Paramedics operator under the OSF Northern Region EMS System Protocols.

The South Beloit Fire Department has auto-aid agreements with the following fire departments: Rockton Fire Protection District and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District.

There is a joint Water Rescue Team that has members from both the South Beloit Fire Department and the Beloit City Fire Department.

The department is part of MABAS Division 8 (Winnebago County) and MABAS Division 104 (Rock County, Wis). 





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