What days can I burn?
According to Streator City Ordinance, burning is allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until sundown. Landscape waste is defined as any leaves, grass clippings, brush, branches, tree limbs, weeds or other combustible plant matter. All open burning must be done 10 feet away from any structure. The open burning of anything other than landscape waste is prohibited. The Streator Fire Department reserves the right to extinguish any fire that is deemed dangerous or illegal.
When are the tornado sirens tested?
All tornado sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. If a siren is activated during severe weather conditions, go indoors immediately to a basement or interior room without windows.
Where should I place my smoke alarms?
Smoke alarms should be placed outside of bedrooms, at the top of stairwells, and in basements. All houses should have at least one (1) working smoke detector. Smoke detectors should be tested once a month and batteries should be changed twice a year.
Does the Streator Fire Department respond to emergencies outside the city limits?
The Streator Fire Department responds to emergencies outside the city limits, but ONLY if requested by the proper rural fire authorities, or if there is a direct threat to life. The Streator Fire Department is not the designated first responder outside the city limits. Outside the city limits, it falls to Reading or Grand Ridge volunteer fire departments to request our assistance. If you reside outside the city limits, it is important that you know your responding fire department.
What does M.A.B.A.S. stand for?
MABAS is an acronym for Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. MABAS allows for member departments to request assistance in an event of a large emergency. The Streator Fire Department is a member of MABAS Division 25, which consists of 22 fire departments in LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam Counties. Visit the MABAS 25 website at www.mabas25.org.
What is the definition of a recreational fire?
A recreational fire is a temporary outdoor fire for warmth, cooking for human consumption, or for non-ceremonial purposes where the fire is not larger than three feet by three feet (3'x3'x3').