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 »

2014 Youth Police Academy Registration Deadline is June 6

Class is July 7-11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Open to Ages 13-16

The St. Charles Police Department will host its second annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police and fire work, and also encourages teamwork and self-esteem.

Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer and firefighter, personal safety/self-defense, internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection, and more. Read more »

Tobacco Compliance Checks

On May 19, 2014 at approximately 4:45 p.m., the St. Charles Police Department conducted the third round of Tobacco Compliance Inspections at 36 area businesses that are licensed to sell tobacco products. Read more »

Fire News

Fire Hydrant Flow Tests in NE St. Charles July 30

The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting hydrant flow tests in the Northeast area of St. Charles Wednesday, July 30, from 8 a.m. and 4 p.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.