South Beloit Fire Department
Fire Chief Dan Zerfass
429 Gardner Street, South Beloit, IL 61080
About the South Beloit Fire Department
The S.B.F.D. consists of 3 full time and 32 paid on call personnel. The S.B.F.D. operates out of 1 station. We operate 2 Engines, 1 Quint, 1Engine/Squad, 1 Water Rescue Squad, 2 Ambulances, 2 Rescue Boats and 2 Command Vehicles. The department responds to approximately 1,100 runs annually out of 1 station. Our calls are comprised of 60% E.M.S. and 40% Fire and other responses.
The S.B.F.D. is a full service department providing Fire Suppression, Prevention, Education, Paramedic Ambulance Service and full range of Technical rescue. i.e. water, high & low angle, confined space, trench, building collapse and extrication. The department is a member of 2 Tech Rescue Teams (MABAS division 8 Tech Rescue and State Line Tech Rescue) with a response area of 5,000 square miles. The department covers an area of approximately 6.5 square miles with a population of 8,000. The community is a mix of residential, commercial and light & heavy industrial. The department presently holds an ISO rating of 5.