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
Mon. Sep 28th 2020
Fire at 201 Wheeler Ave Press Release
Wed. Sep 9th 2020
Last night at the city council meeting Dan Zerfass was sworn in as the next chief of the South Beloit Fire Department. Chief Zerfass has been chief since September 1st, but was finally able to be swor...
Tue. Sep 8th 2020
Congratulations to Firefighter Austin Edgington on passing his National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic exam. We are proud of all your hard work and dedication, working towards your EMT ce...
Wed. Aug 26th 2020
Most of you know that Chief Michael Davenport will be retiring on Monday, August 31st after 33 years with the South Beloit Fire Department. All of us are sad to see him leave, but wish him an amazing ...
Wed. Aug 26th 2020
Last night 3 new part-time Firefighters were sworn into the South Beloit Department.Probationary Firefighter/EMT Lorianne Lynch, Badge #349Probationary Firefighter Jay Price, Badge #350Probationary Fi...
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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; during the hours of 7am to 5pm, 7 days a week, we have 4 Firefighters on duty. 

The department operates: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 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: City of Beloit Fire Department, 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). 





For information about any of our services or questions you may have, please us at call 815-389-3097 or you may email us at





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