When can I burn landscape waste?
During the months of April, May, June, September, October and November on Wednesdays and Saturdays as long as weather condition are appropriate. The Fire Department determines whether it is a burn day at 8 am and updates the web site and contacts local media and city hall at that time. Always call City Hall at 852-2611 and choose option 6 or check this web site to determine if it is a burn day or not.
Items that are used to determine if burning is allowed that day are:
Wind speed between 5-20 miles per hour
Water shortages or other emergencies
Outdoor event of community wide interest
Previous rainfall in the last 48 hours
Forecast for server weather event
I have smoke detectors in my house already, do I really need a CO detector too?
It is an Illinois State Law that requires you to have a CO detector in your home within 15ft. of every room used for sleeping to detect harmful and potentially fatal levels of Carbon Monoxide that could occur if a gas powered furnace, stove, or water heater becomes defective. (Public Act 94-741) Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors detect different hazards and both could save your life.
Is there a Non-Emergency number I can call to ask a question?
Yes. The number to call us for any non-emergency situation is 309-852-2115.
Does the Fire Department teach CPR?
We have a Training Officer who is a Certified CPR instructor, but you would need to call the non-emergency number 309-852-2115 to discuss the specifics of finding a course that is right for you.
Do you have a service that could transport a patient out of town to another clinic?
No. We previously had the Kewanee Ambulance Service available for this service but it is no longer available as of May 11th, 2015.
Does the Kewanee Fire Department take care of medical emergencies too?
Yes. The Kewanee Fire Department operates EMS services for the community and surrounding area covering aproximatley 150 square miles. Our first out ambulance is an ALS unit staffed with a Paramedic. Additional ambulances operate at the ILS level stafffed with Intermediate EMT’s. We transport the patient to the closest appropriate facility. The department has plans for 6 of our newer personnel to start their Paramedic training this fall so that all units may be ALS in the future.
How do I become a firefighter?
There are several requirements to become a firefighter. You must be between the ages of 21 to 35 and you must have your high school diploma or GED. You should have a solid work background and a clean criminal history. We periodically test for firefighters and you should contact City Hall or the Kewanee Fire Department for the latest information.