The Oswego Fire Department is made up of approximately 20 volunteers who are extremely committed to providing superior fire protection to Oswego and four townships: Oswego, Montana, and portions of Fairview and Liberty Townships.
The department is led by Fire Chief John Strickland. Other officers include Co-Captains are Jon and Kenny Eck.
EARLY WARNING SYSTEM: For information on storm shelters see the Severe Weather Information Page.
- Tornado Warning - Alert A three (3) minute solid siren sound.
- Public Announcement - Broadcasted Message.
There is no longer a signal for a Tornado "Watch" or Fire Siren.The warning system is designed to alert persons outside,
not persons driving a motor vehicle or who are inside their homes. The sirens will be sounded at the earliest
time possible at the event of a Tornado Warning. The Siren is tested around noon every Monday
If you have any questions contact the City of Oswego at 795-4433 or the Oswego Police Department
at 795-2131. If your group or organization is interested in having someone speak to your group about the
Early Warning System, contact the Oswego Chief of Police, George Elliott or the Fire Chief, John Strickland.
CITY OF OSWEGO BURN POLICY
Citizens who would like to burn leaves or brush need to contact the City or County to see
if a Burning Ban is in effect. If no ban is in effect the city does have a Burn Policy that prohibits
burning within the city except for periods in the spring or fall for the burning of leaves. Burning
of trash or garbage is NOT permitted in the city. Small limbs that are broken up to be burned with
leaves or placed in a fire pit are also permitted. No brush piles should be burned without permission
from the Fire Chief. Violations of the Burn Policy could result in fines or even worse a destructive fire
so please make sure you are familiar with the policy before you decide to burn.