Senior Citizen Information

The St. Charles Fire Department, with help from local businesses, is proud to introduce the Safety for Seniors Program —a program designed to make our community a safer place for seniors. The program will initially have two parts: The Home Safety Program and the “Vial of Life” Program.

home safetyThe Home Safety Program offers seniors free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, along with a free home safety check. St. Charles firefighters will install the detectors as needed and perform the home safety check. A home safety check consists of looking for fire hazards and making recommendations to eliminate the hazards.

vial of lifeThe “Vial of Life” Program is a nationwide program designed to assist emergency rescue teams in medical treatment in the event that a senior is found alone and unconscious or unable to communicate. A medical data form containing vital information, such as allergies, medications, contacts, etc., is inserted into a vial and kept in the top right hand shelf of the refrigerator door. The Vial of Life kit is free.

Anyone interested in the Home Safety and Vial of Life programs may call the St. Charles Fire Department at (630) 377-4457 and leave your name and telephone number. A representative from the St. Charles Fire Department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

These programs are made available by the following local businesses: Walmart and System Sensor.

updated Jan 13, 2014