Archive for April 27th, 2020

Fatal crash in Wheeling, 4-25-20

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A crash occurred about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Wheeling when a vehicle traveling northbound on Wolf Road struck and crossed the raised concrete median. The vehicle entered the southbound lanes, left the road, and struck a parked unoccupied vehicle and tree in the 600 block of North Wolf Road. At some point after the impact, the vehicle ignited and became fully engulfed in flames. A single occupant was located in the left front seat who was unresponsive on scene and later transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.

Nobody else was injured and the investigation is ongoing.

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St. Charles Fire Department news

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St Charles Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Swanso

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Scott Swanson is set to be appointed the new fire chief of the St. Charles Fire Department at Monday’s special meeting of the St. Charles City Council. Swanson had been serving as acting fire chief since October, when former Chief Joseph Schelstreet retired. Monday’s meeting will be a audio/visual teleconference.
Swanson joined the St. Charles Fire Department full-time in 1988. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1992, captain in 2003, battalion chief in 2009, and assistant fire chief in 2013. He also previously served as acting fire chief in 2007, during the transition between previous fire chiefs. Swanson holds a bachelor degree in fire service management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a master degree in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University in Lisle.

The St. Charles Fire 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.

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