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.
Coordinated student safety plans developed collaboratively by the St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles Fire Department and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 officials are in place to keep students safe when they are in school.
Educating students living in dorms or in apartments about what they can do to stay safe during the school year is important and often overlooked.
The City of St. Charles firmly believes in supporting military service and celebrating our military service members—both past and present.
30 of our employees, or about 10% of our work force, are either veterans or active duty service members. We’re very proud of that. They work in several departments throughout our organization: Information Systems, Public Works, Building Code & Enforcement, Police and Fire.
The City of St. Charles has been awarded a Class 1 rating for Fire Protection from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), designating St. Charles as one of only 99 cities out of 45,000 surveyed in the United States to earn the elite ISO Class 1 status.