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Updated Fire Department Phone Numbers
All citizens and businesses protected by Kewanee Fire Department & Ambulance
The City of Kewanee, in conjunction with the Kewanee Fire & Police Departments is hereby announcing a change to our emergency phone numbers.
First: IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Anybody who has an emergency should dial 911. It is the fastest and most effective way to reach Fire & Police when needed. There will be no change to our 911 emergency phone service.
Second: The phone number, 852-2114, will be disconnected as of February 1st, 2022. This number used to be the emergency phone number for the Kewanee Fire Department before 911 came into existence. It has since become obsolete and is no longer needed.
How Does This Affect Me?
Citizens: If you have a medical alert bracelet or pendant that calls the ambulance when you press the button, you MIGHT have our old emergency number (852-2114) as the contact number on your account. If you do, you will need to change the contact number prior to February 1st, 2022.
Businesses: Similar to the medical alert bracelets and pendants, if you have an automatic fire detection system in your business, you MIGHT have our old emergency number (852-2114) as the contact number on your account. If you do, you will need to change it prior to February 1st, 2022.
What Should I Do?
Citizens: Contact your company that handles your medical alert bracelet or pendant and inform them that the emergency contact number they call when you press your button MIGHT need to be changed. If they have the number 852-2114 on file with your account, let them know it will be disconnected on February 1st, 2022. The new number they should call will be the Kewanee Police Department. That number is 853-1911. The police dispatcher will alert the Fire Department that an ambulance is needed. There will be no change in response time, this will actually speed up the emergency response.
Businesses: Same as above. If your alarm detection company has 852-2114 as the emergency contact number on your account, you need to inform them that the number will be disconnected as of February 1st, 2022. The new emergency contact number will be 853-1911. This will contact the Kewanee Police Department dispatcher, who will alert the fire department of the alarm.
When Should I Do It?
Immediately! Do not wait until late January. The sooner you inquire with your alarm or medical alert company the better. The police department is an established number, so there will not be any lag time when you change the number.
OLD NUMBER – 852-2114 – Discontinued as of February 1st, 2022
NEW NUMBER – 853-1911
Call the Fire Department at 852-2115 (NON-EMERGENCY)