The St. Charles Police Department will host its first ever Youth Police Academy June 10-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The academy is open to kids ages 13-16 and will showcase careers in police and fire work, encourage team work, and grow self-esteem. Read more »
Bring Your Child to Work Day is April 25
Current or potential St. Charles businesses have opportunities to grow their enterprise through programs offered by Elgin Community College (ECC).
Too Good For Drugs™ is a school-based (K-8) prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students. Too Good For Drugs™ has a separate, developmentally-appropriate curriculum for each grade level. Each curriculum builds on earlier grade levels, an instructional design which enables students to learn important skills sequentially and retain them year after year.
Too Good for Drugs™ builds five essential life skills:
• Goal setting Read more »
For years within the fire service, firefighters have had the obligation of speaking with youths that have started fires. There was a time when children who set fires or played with fire were often taken to the fire station for a stern lecture from a firefighter. More recently, trained members of the fire service have interviewed firesetters and their families using more sophisticated intervention strategies.
Fire Apparatus of the Month
Type 3 Fire Extinguisher
PSI: 445 pounds per square inch
Weight: 34 lbs. filled - 12 lbs. empty
Inspection period: Once every 3 months
Fire Extinguisher Training
The Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training to the business community or any other interested group. The class includes a videotaped instructional program, brief lecture, handouts, and an opportunity to extinguish a live fire. The class is available upon request and is highly recommended for all adults. A nominal fee is charged for each class to cover the cost of the program. Please contact the Fire Department at (630) 377-4458 for more information. Read more »