Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 1318 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1318 Hedge Road, Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 9:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to […]

Vacant Structure Fire – 106 Roper Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 106 Roper Street, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 7:25 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the vacant structure.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call […]

The Champaign Fire Department Encourages A Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas […]

Residential Fire – 1308 Sunset Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1308 Sunset Drive, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 3:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to […]

Residential Fire – 903 Ada Drive

Champaign, IL – The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 903 Ada Drive, Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 8:51 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those Emergency Medical Technicians and Champaign Firefighters that have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect.   After the consideration of the awards committee, 12 awards […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Two Grants for Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department received two grants for additional equipment.  Marathon Petroleum Company awarded the department $5,000 through their First Responders Grant and Illinois American Water awarded the department $700 through a Safety Grant. The Fire Department recently purchased upgraded firefighting foam equipment to improve its ability to deliver foam fire suppression agent.  The Marathon […]

Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Live Fire Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting live fire training October 18, 19, and 20, 2016, at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. Fire crews will have the opportunity to train with both the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) recently purchased by the Fire Department. These new […]

Champaign Fire Department Is Accepting Applications For The 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter Eligibility List

The Champaign Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter eligibility list until November 12, 2016 via the National Testing Network website (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com). The Champaign Fire Department will also host a recruitment information meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This voluntary meeting will be held at Champaign […]

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Residential Fire

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 4809 W Windsor Road #A13, Monday, September 5, 2016, at 4:10 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and flames visible from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded […]