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Come to the “Push-In” Ceremony for Fire Engine Company 101

Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave.

The St. Charles Fire Department is holding a traditional “Push-In” Ceremony and Dedication of Engine Company 101. All are welcome to come out Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave., St. Charles.

After brief remarks, the old Engine 101 will be retired and the new Engine 101 will be pushed into the station. Following this, Tri-Com will sound a Still Alarm.

Structure Fire at 803 State Street

At 7:34 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to 803 State Street for an unknown fire situation. Firefighters were on the scene by 7:37 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the garage area of the house. A fire in a trailer was located within the garage at that address. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the garage and then extinguish the involved trailer. The structure was checked for any fire extension and the smoke was ventilated from the building. Firefighters removed the trailer from the garage and cleared the scene just after 10:00 am.

Reported River Rescue at the Fox River Dam

City of St. Charles, Illinois – At 1:59 this morning, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue concerning a boat over the Fox River Dam and a possible victim in the water. Fire units were on the scene by 2:00 and found a boat over the dam, and trapped in the boil, however; there was no indication of a victim in the water. Firefighters utilized a Fire Department boat to access the boat in the dam and to search it for possible victims. None were found in the boat or in the water.

Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year

Recognized for Saving the Life of a Baby

St. Charles Police Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year. Officer Larsen is recognized for saving the life of a baby in 2018 when responding to a 911 call for help.

Officer Larsen was presented with the special award Feb. 27, 2019, at Annual Kane County Officer of the Year banquet. The banquet is hosted by Batavia Moose Lodge 682 and the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association. She was nominated by St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan.

6/30/19 River Rescue at the Fox River Dam

At 1:23 p.m. on June 30, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue just north of the Fox River Dam. Fire units were on the scene by 1:24 p.m. and found a disabled boat with three people inside approximately 1000 yards north of the dam. The anchor line for the boat was not holding and the strong winds from the approaching storm were blowing the boat towards the dam.

Police, Fire & School District Work Together to Keep Students Safe

Student Safety Plans are Practiced throughout the Year

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School is back in session in St. Charles August 22, and student safety is at the forefront of back-to-school preparations. 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.

updated Jan 15, 2018