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.
At 3:59 p.m. on Sept. 12, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a river rescue on the Fox River north of Pottawatomie Park. Calls had been received for boat that had capsized with unknown people in the water. Firefighters arrived in the area by 4:01 p.m.
The St. Charles City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement between the City of St. Charles and the St. Charles Professional Firefighter’s Association I.A.F.F. Local 3322, which represents the City’s firefighters. The contract was approved at the June 15, 2020, City Council Meeting.
The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting a water flow test at 316 Cedar Street on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The test will begin at approximately 09:00 AM. and finish by 10:00 A.M. the same day. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear.
Due to an overwhelming response from the community, the St. Charles Police and Fire Departments can no longer participate in birthday parades for community members.
Lt. David Chmelar and Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Tinsley of the St. Charles Fire Department have been honored as 2020 Everyday Extraordinary Firefighter Heroes by the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. Each year, the organization honors individuals for acts of bravery, dedication, and service to the community.
Scott Swanson will be appointed Fire Chief of the St.
The City of St. Charles held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m., Sept. 11, 2019 at the Fire Dept. Memorial Monument, 2 E. Main St. All were invited to come together as a community to honor the first responders who put duty before self and remember those who lost their lives that day.
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.
The St. Charles Fire Department has retained Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for once again meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The St. Charles Fire Department is one of only 250 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. The Department was first accredited in 2013.