The St. Charles Fire Department will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fire Station No. 1 and the municipal parking lot, 112 N. Riverside Ave.
Family activities include:
- Live burn demonstration
- Vehicle extrication
- Scuba diving
- Rope rescue
- Safety house
- Combat challenge for kids
Fire engines, fire trucks, off road vehicles, and rescue boats will all be on display along with various other tools and equipment.
“The open house is a fun time for families and a great way for children to learn about fire safety,” said Fire Chief Joseph Schelstreet. “We highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to take a tour, visit with the different members of the department, and to ask any questions that you might have.”
About the St. Charles Fire Department
The St. Charles Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, fire inspection and public education services to the St. Charles community. The department earned a Class 1 PPC ISO rating and is fully accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.
A full-time department of the city of St. Charles, the Fire Department serves the 33,000 residents and 2,100 businesses from three stations within the city. The city of St. Charles is conveniently located 35 miles west of Chicago, predominantly in Kane County.
The city is guided by the four driving principles in its Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Together, these principles create a thriving environment for people who live or visit here, and for businesses to prosper.