News: Public Safety

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

  • August 27 Fire at 201 East Main Street - The Office Dining and Spirits

    08/29/2014 - Wed., August 27 at 6:01a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported activated fire alarm at the Office Dining and Spirits establishment at 201 East Main Street. Firefighters were on the scene by 6:02 a.m. 
  • St. Charles Emergency Management Agency is Awarded Accreditation

    08/11/2014 - At the July 28 Government Services Committee Meeting, the St. Charles Emergency Management Agency received Accredited Agency status through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
  • St. Charles Fire Department Dive Team Specializes in Water Rescue

    07/31/2014 - When a water-related rescue is needed in St. Charles or its surrounding communities, our Fire Department is ready. The St. Charles Fire Department Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team, commonly called the Dive Team, is made up of 11 members who are specially trained for water-related rescue and recovery. Calls vary from immediate, life-threatening situations to evidence-recovery operations.There are 11 divers on the team who hold various certifications, including Public Safety Dive Rescue 1, ice diving and swiftwater rescue. All divers are trained in surface ice rescue.

Police News

Safe Driving Tips Around Our Schools

The St. Charles Police Department would like to remind the community tobe alert while driving forthe safety of our children in our neighborhoods and around our schools.

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and “Click It or Ticket” Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department announces its late-night plans for the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving crackdown focusing on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities. 

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St. Charles Police Department Again Receives National Accreditation

It's the eighth time the department has received the Award of National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

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Terrorism Awareness Video

In order to provide terrorism awareness information to the community, The Department of Homeland Security, on behalf of the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is allowing the St. Read more »

Summer Crime Prevention Tips

We’re always looking at crime statistics and trying to come up with ways to reduce crime in our City.  With that in mind, we’d like to share some summer crime statistics and provide some crime prevention tips.

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Fire News

August 27 Fire at 201 East Main Street - The Office Dining and Spirits

Wed., August 27 at 6:01a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported activated fire alarm at the Office Dining and Spirits establishment at 201 East Main Street. Firefighters were on the scene by 6:02 a.m. 

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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.