The Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District spans over 38 square miles. The district covers parts of three townships (St. Charles, Campton, and Wayne), within two counties (Kane and DuPage) in Illinois. It includes unincorporated areas in these townships as well as sections of the Villages of Wayne and Campton Hills.
Keep Wreath Red
The holidays are a time for family, food and fun, but we,your local firefighters, urge residents to put fire safety at the top of that list.
Each year, we place a wreath decorated in red lights on the front of your two fire stations. The wreaths remain lighted 24 hours during the holiday season, according to a news release.
Whenever a fire occurs that is a result of holiday decorations, a white bulb replaces a red bulb on the wreath. The Keep the Wreath Red campaign serves as a reminder to make safety a priority when installing and displaying holiday decorations.
Tips on how residents can keep their homes safe for the holidays include inspecting holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up.
• Strings of lights should be connected to an extension cord before being plugged into an outlet.
• Residents should consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like the real thing, but without the fire hazard.
• If using regular candles, residents should be sure they are in stable holders and out of reach of children and pets.
• If residents have questions or concerns regarding fire safety this holiday season, they should call us at 630-584-3473.
FACT: If your smoke detectors were installed
before today's date in 2004,
THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED!
CPR Training is available from Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue Click here for year 2014 locations and times
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in 2014 Financial Reporting has been awarded to Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Click here to see
Public Safety Services, Inc. will provide FRCFR's full-time firefighters, paramedics, captains and lieutenants.
We consider all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
The fire chief, assistant fire chief and ( POC) paid-on-call employees will be under the district’s directive.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is telling us that being prepared is important to reducing anxiety and impact that occur during severe weather events. Family planning is important to being prepared. Please take a look on our Prevention page for more information