Fire & Emergency FAQs
Snow Emergency and Parking Info
Village of Belleville calendar parking regulations: Alternate side parking is in effect yearly December 1 - March 15
Motor vehicles and trailers are not permitted on village streets between
Midnight and 7 AM unless they are parked on the even numbered side of the street on the even numbered calendar date and on the odd side on the odd numbered calendar date.
Odd and even numbers are determined by the date after midnight.
Fines are $20.00 per vehicle per violation date. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Snow is not a requirement for this ordinance to be enforced. It is recommended that you not park on the street if at all possible during this time.
Sec. 12-1-26 Calendar Parking Regulations
General Provisions. Alternate side parking regulations shall be in effect on all streets in the Village of Belleville. Such regulations shall apply as follows:
- On odd–numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on that side of the street having odd-numbered addresses.
- On even-numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on that side of the street having even-numbered addresses.
- The provisions of this section shall only be in effect between midnight and 7:00 AM except as follows:
- Vine Street from Main Street to Pearl Street between midnight and 5:00 AM
- Green Street from Main Street to Pearl Street between midnight and 5:00 AM
- Frederick Street from Main Street to Pearl Street between midnight and 5:00 AM
Effective Date. This section shall be effective only from December 1st through March 15th
Notice. Enforcement of this Section shall not require posting on affected streets but posting shall be placed or erected at or reasonably near the corporate limits on all streets informing motorists that calendar parking regulations are in effect.
Violations. Owners of vehicles parked in violation of this Section shall be subject to prosecution as provided in Article E of Chapter 12. In the event of a violation, the Village shall have the power to have vehicle towed to the facility of the person providing the towing service. The cost of such towing shall be added to the forfeiture.
Important Emergency Info and Contacts
Emergency Phone Numbers:
- Belleville Police Non-emergency 608-424-3129
- Belleville Public Works 608-424-3666
- Belleville Village Hall 608-424-3341
- Belleville Public Library 608-424-1812
- Belleville, Montrose & Exeter Area Senior Center 608-424-6007
- Dane County Sheriff 608-255-2345
- Green County Sheriff 608-328-9400
- Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
- WE Energy Gas Leaks 1-800-662-4797
- Alliant Energy 1-800-255-4268
- Immediate Temporary Shelters:
- Belleville Village Hall 24 West Main Street
- Belleville Fire Department 31 East Main Street
- Belleville EMS 480 River Street
- Belleville High School 635 West Church Street
- Belleville Middle School 635 West Church Street
- Belleville Elementary School 101 South Grant Street
Smoke alarm & CO detector, battery-operated radio, flashlight & extra batteries, first aid kit & medications, fire extinguisher, 3 days of canned food & water and manual can-opener.
Basic Evacuation Kit:
A few clothes, glasses/contacts, basic toiletries, extra keys, cell phone and charger, IDs and other important documents, medications and medical supplies, pet/service animal supplies and cash, credit/debit cards.
The Village of Belleville will not have radios available this year. Also see the Wisconsin Emergency Management website for more information about weather radios.
Emergency Planning Resources for the Disabled
- Dane County Disaster Assistance Registry: 608-266-4330
- Green County Emergency Management: 608-328-9416
- Disability Preparedness Resource Center: 202-401-1474
- Ready America for People with Disabilities: 800-480-2520
- American Red Cross: 877-618-6628
- American Association of the Deaf-Blind: 301-495-4403
- Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: 301-447-1000
Outdoor Burning & Campfires
Please see the Code Book for more complete instructions.
Open burning of brush, stumps, and clean wood is allowed only in accordance with the following provisions:
- All allowed open burning shall be conducted in a safe, nuisance-free manner, when wind and weather conditions are such as to minimize adverse effects and not create a health hazard or a visibility hazard on roadways, railroads or airfields. Open burning shall be conducted in conformance with all local and state fire protection regulations.
- Except for barbecue, gas and charcoal grills, no open burning shall be undertaken during periods when either the Fire Chief or the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a burning ban applicable to the area.
- Open burning shall be conducted only on the property on which the materials were generated or at a facility approved by and in accordance with provisions established by the Department of Natural Resources and the Fire Chief.
- Unless explicitly allowed elsewhere in this section, a commercial enterprise other than an agricultural or silvicultural operation may open burn only at a facility approved by and in accordance with provisions established by the Department of Natural Resources and the Fire Chief.
- Fires set for forest or wildlife habitat management are allowed with the approval of the Department of Natural Resources.
- Outdoor campfires for cooking, ceremonies or recreation are allowed, provided that the fire is confined by a control device or structure such as a fire ring or fire pit. Bonfires are allowed only if approved by and in accordance with provisions established by the Fire Chief.
- Burning in emergency situations such as natural disasters is allowed if approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
- Open burning under this section shall be conducted only following issuance of and in accordance with a permit issued
- Except for campfires, open burning under this section shall only be conducted at a location at least 250 feet from the nearest building that is not on the same property.
- Except for campfires and permitted bonfires, open burning shall only be conducted from the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person of at least 18 years of age until the fire is extinguished and is cold. The person shall have readily available for use such fire-extinguishing equipment as may be necessary for the total control of the fire.
- No materials may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter or sidewalk or on the ice of a lake, pond, stream or water body.
- Except for barbecue, gas and charcoal grills, no burning shall be undertaken within 10 feet of any combustible material, combustible wall or partition, exterior window opening, exit access or exit unless authorized by the Fire Chief.
- Existing permanent fire pits and grills that were constructed prior to this enactment are exempt.
- BONFIRE - An outdoor fire that has a radius of three feet or greater and/or a flame height of 18 inches or more.
- CAMPFIRE - A small outdoor fire that has a radius of less than three feet and a flame height of less than 18 inches that is intended for recreation or cooking, not including a fire intended for disposal of waste wood or refuse.
- CLEAN WOOD - Natural wood which has not been painted, varnished or coated with a similar material, has not been pressure treated with preservatives and does not contain resins or glues as in plywood or other composite wood products.
- OPEN BURNING - Kindling or maintaining a fire where the products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or a chimney from an enclosed chimney.
- OUTDOOR BURNING - Open burning in an outdoor environment.
- REFUSE - Any waste material except clean wood.
- General prohibition on open burning, outdoor burning and refuse burning. Open burning, outdoor burning and refuse burning are prohibited in the Village of Belleville unless the burning is specifically permitted by this section.
Unless a specific written approval has been obtained from the Department of Natural Resources, the following materials may not be burned in an open fire, incinerator, burn barrel, furnace, stove or any other indoor or outdoor incineration or heating device. The Village of Belleville will not issue a permit for burning any of the following materials without air pollution control devices and a written copy of an approval by the Department of Natural Resources.
- Rubbish or garbage, including but not limited to food wastes, food wraps, packaging, animal carcasses, paint or painted materials, furniture, composite shingles, construction or demolition debris or other household or business wastes.
- Waste oil or other oily wastes, except used oil burned in a heating device for energy recovery subject to the restrictions in Ch. NR 679, Wis. Adm. Code.
- Asphalt and products containing asphalt.
- Treated or painted wood, including but not limited to plywood, composite wood products or other wood products that are painted, varnished or treated with preservatives.
- Any plastic material, including but not limited to nylon, PVC, ABS, polystyrene or urethane foam, and synthetic fabrics, films and containers.
- Rubber, including tires and synthetic rubber-like products.
- Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, container board, office paper and other materials that must be recycled in accordance with Chapter 505, Waste Management, of this Code, except as provided in Subsection I of this section.
- No person shall start or maintain any open burning without a burning permit issued by the Village of Belleville Volunteer Fire Department.
- An outdoor campfire does not require a permit, provided that the fire complies with all other applicable provisions of this section.
- When weather conditions warrant, the Fire Chief or the Department of Natural Resources may declare a burning moratorium on all open burning and temporarily suspend previously issued burning permits for open burning.
- A burning permit issued under this section shall require compliance with all applicable provisions of this section and any additional special restrictions deemed necessary to protect public health and safety.
- Any violation of the conditions of a burning permit shall be deemed a violation of this section. Any violation of this section or the burning permit shall void the permit.
Before the flood:
- Have on hand materials such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber, and appropriate tools.
- Install check valves in building sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up in sewer drains. (check with local Public Works Department 608-424-3666)
- Arrange for auxiliary power and electrical supplies if you have a critical operation dependent on electricity.
- Have first aid supplies on hand.
- Keep your car's gas tank full.
- Keep a stock of food that requires little or no cooking, and no refrigeration.
- Keep a portable radio, emergency cooking equipment, lights, and flashlights in working order.
- Know your area's flood history, flood risk, and elevation above flood stage. Determine whether you live in a floodplain. Identify where high ground is located and your route to it should a flood occur.
- Move to a safe area before access is cut off by floodwater.
- If forced to leave your property and if time permits, move essential items to safe ground; fill tanks (such as propane) to keep them from floating away, and grease immovable machinery.
- Store a supply of drinking water in clean bathtubs and other containers.
- Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.
- Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream where water is above your knees.
- Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. You can be stranded or trapped.
- Seek necessary medical care at the nearest hospital. Food, clothing, shelter and first aid are available at Red Cross shelters. (Also, the Village of Belleville does have a Emergency Plan and the emergency center at the Village Hall)
- Use flashlights, not lanterns or torches, to examine buildings. Flammables may be inside.
- Do not handle live electrical equipment in wet areas. Electrical equipment should be checked and dried before being returned to service.
- Be sure drinking water is not contaminated. Wells should be pumped out and the water tested before drinking.
- Do not use fresh food that has been in contact with floodwater.
- Report broken utility lines to appropriate authorities.
- Do not visit disaster area. Your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations.
Tornado Safety Rules:
- When a tornado warning is announced, take immediate shelter. Seek inside shelter if possible.
- In homes and small buildings, go the basement or to an interior part on the lowest level - closets, bathrooms, or interior halls. Get under something sturdy or cover yourself with a mattress.
- In schools, nursing homes, hospitals, factories, and shopping centers, go to pre designated shelter areas. Interior hallways on the lowest floor are usually best.
- In high-rise buildings, go to interior small rooms or hallways.
- In mobile homes or vehicles, leave them and go to a substantial structure. If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in the nearest ditch, ravine, or culvert with your hands shielding your head. Be alert for flash floods that often accompany tornadoes.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Are smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Wisconsin?
As of February 1, 2011 there are requirements for both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in almost all one and two family dwellings, regardless of the buildings age. The new carbon monoxide safety net is for dwellings with fuel burning appliances, fireplaces or attached garage.
What are my responsibilities?
Owners are responsible for alarm installations and occupants have the responsibility to maintain the alarms. Alarms must be tested regularly and should have batteries changed at least annually, or when a low battery warning sounds. The alarms must not be painted over and should be kept clean. Alarms should be replaced when they reach the end of their life span.
Where do the alarms need to be installed?
Alarms must be installed in the basement, and on each floor level. The alarms need not be installed in attics, garages, or storage areas.
What kind of alarms?
The alarms may be separate or combination units, powered by batteries, or in the case of new construction, tied into the home’s electrical system,
interconnected with battery backup.
What are the regulations for multifamily buildings?
Rules for alarms in multifamily dwellings and other public buildings are in the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Comm 61-66. For more information go to Wisconsin State Legislature at the following link http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/toc/sps
Wisconsin Emergency Management
This site has great information on preparing for emergencies.