News: Public Safety

Police News, Fire News, and other Safety-Related News

  • Thanks for Filling our Boots!

    07/02/2014 - Thanks to all who generously donated to the St. Charles Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign this year. Our firefighters were able to raise $4,454.36 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 
  • Tips for Enjoying the Summer Heat from our Emergency Management Agency

    07/02/2014 - It’s July and the temperatures are really heating up. As you enjoy the warmer weather, it’s important to remember some safety tips.Before venturing out for a day of fun in the sun, be sure to check the weather forecast for the expected high temperatures and the temperature humidity index (how hot it feels). This information can help you adequately prepare for the heat.Some hot weather tips:

Police News

IDOT Fiscal Year 2014 STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department completed a 14 day enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign, ending on July 6, 2014.  This safety campaign is done in cooperation with, and funded by, the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

During this enforcement period, St. Read more »

Community Shredding Event Update

On June 28, 2014 the St. Charles Police Department hosted its second community shredding event. The City’s shredding contractor, ProShred, set up a truck in the police department’s parking lot. Approximately 39 people from the St. Charles area attended the free shredding event, and produced 1,045 gallons of paper to be shredded. 

The St. Charles Police Department hosted its first event last September. During that event approximately 70 people attended and produced 1,700 gallons of paper. Read more »

Chief Keegan Sworn In at the July 7 City Council Meeting

James Keegan was sworn in as the new Chief of the St. Charles Police Department at the July 7 City Council meeting.

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Phone Scam Posing as the IRS

The St. Charles Police Department received two reports last week from residents who stated they were contacted by the IRS and ordered to pay thousands of dollars or lose their homes.

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Fire News

Thanks for Filling our Boots!

Thanks to all who generously donated to the St. Charles Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign this year. Our firefighters were able to raise $4,454.36 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
 
City of St Charles News

Fire Department Recognizes Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12

October 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” is helping spread the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. According to the latest research from the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with two of every five home fires beginning in the kitchen. Cooking fires also are the leading cause of fire-related injuries in the home.
 
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Fire Department Awarded International Accreditation

The St. Charles Fire Department has received accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and is one of only 186 agencies to achieve this status. 
 
CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities.

Fire Pit Safety

The St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the guidelines for using outdoor fireplaces and fire pits following the City’s Fire Prevention Code, Title 15, Chapter 15.28.
 
Outdoor fireplaces/fire pits shall be at least 15 feet from any structure or combustible material (i.e.