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St. Charles Fire Department is Offering Smoke Detectors for Older Adults in St. Charles

Mature adults 65 and older are three times more likely to die in a house fire than younger adults. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of serious consequences by fire in half. The St. Charles Fire Department is partnering with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to increase senior safety by providing smoke detectors in homes of older adults living within the City of St. Charles.

In addition to free smoke detectors, the St. Charles Fire Department also is offering these services to City of St. Charles seniors:

Senior Fire Safety Program Offers Free Smoke Detectors

From the St. Charles Fire Department

Mature adults 65 and older are three times more likely to die in house fires than younger adults. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of a serious consequence by fire in half. Do you or your loved one’s age 65 and older have working smoke alarms?

The St. Charles Fire Department is partnering with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to increase senior safety by providing smoke detectors in homes of older adults living within the City of St. Charles.

Hydrant Flow Testing

St. Charles, Ill. (September 28, 2022) – The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting Hydrant Flow Testing at 2900 Dukane Drive on Wednesday October 5, 2022.  The test will begin at approximately 8:00 A.M. and finish by 9:00 A.M. the same day. 

Come to the Fire Department Open House Oct. 15, 2022

Part of Fire Prevention Week™

The St. Charles Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Avenue, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from noon to 3 p.m. to commemorate Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape!”, highlights the simple but important actions everyone can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

All are invited to stop by the Open House, talk with the firefighters, and learn about fire safety. Several exhibitions will be held throughout the day including:

Temporary Road Closures Scheduled Due to Weekend Events in St. Charles

Sept. 16, 17 & 18

The St. Charles Police Department wants residents and those traveling through St. Charles to know of a few upcoming road detours beginning Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Road closures are needed to accommodate two parades and the Fox Valley Marathon, all happening this weekend.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
Main Street/IL Rt. 64 will be closed between IL Rt. 25 east of the river to 7th Street on the west side of the river for the St. Charles East Homecoming parade. Police will implement a detour route beginning at 12:45 p.m. through approximately 1:30 p.m.: 

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The St. Charles Fire Department is holding its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m.,  Sept. 11, 2022, outside at the Fire Department Memorial Monument, 2 E. Main St.

The ceremony includes posting the Fire Department Memorial Flag, placing the memorial wreath, and observing a moment of silence. 

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