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Emergency Response

News items from the Emergency Management Agency pertaining to local emergency response activities.

Fire in Building

100 Block Whittington Course, St. Charles

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a residence on Whittington Course at approximately 3 am for a report of a smoke in a building. The first St. Charles fire engine arrived on the scene in under 4 minutes and found smoke and active fire inside the house. The incident was upgraded to a General Alarm. The firefighters worked to bring the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The fire was contained to the contents involved upon arrival with fire damage to the contents estimated at $10,000. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire.

Fire Department Hosts 3-Day Coordinated Training with Nearby Fire Departments

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Building Slated for Demolition Offered Rare Training Opportunity

The St. Chares Fire Department hosted a multi-department training in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Cornerstone Training Program June 13-15, 2022. St. Charles firefighters were joined by members of the Geneva, Batavia and Elburn fire departments for the training, which took place at the former PNC Bank building, 2600 E. Main Street in St. Charles.

Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments

When police officers or firefighters respond to a call and arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.

Be Sure to Enroll in the CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Kane County offers the CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Notification System. The system allows County officials to telephone targeted areas or the entire County if an emergency requires immediate action such as a boil water order, missing child alert or evacuation notice. CodeRED® is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message.