Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting a Victim Rescue Drill

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting a victim rescue drill June 28, 29, and 30, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign. Crews will be performing the skills that might be utilized in an active shooter or mass casualty event. The training will be held in conjunction with Carle Arrow Ambulance, Presence […]

City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]

Apartment Building Fire – 2411 N. Neil Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure. Rescue and suppression efforts began immediately. Sixteen (16) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-five (35) emergency response […]

Residential Fire – 203 E. Washington Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 203 E. Washington Street, May 30, 2016, at 6:27 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the structure with one occupant on the roof. Rescue efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six […]

Commercial Fire – 1606 Rion Drive – EpiWorks

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1606 Rion Drive on May 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a small fire contained to a laboratory clean room. Eleven (11) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-five (25) emergency response personnel responded from Champaign Fire and […]

Commercial Fire – 1700 W. Washington Street – WIRCO, Foundry Division

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1700 W. Washington Street, Friday, May 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported moderate smoke coming from this commercial structure. Suppression efforts began immediately. Fire crews responded to this third-alarm fire from Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. Crews battled this […]

Fire Investigation Update – 1802 Cypress Drive

On March 26, 2016, the Champaign Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 1802 Cypress Drive. The fire tragically claimed the lives of two of the home’s occupants. Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig said, “Our hearts and sympathies go out to all the families affected by this tragic event. Investigating the cause of […]

Garage Fire – Gentry Square Apartments

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire in a maintenance garage at Gentry Square Apartments on May 1, 2016, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the maintenance garage of the complex.  Crews quickly made entry into the maintenance garage and encountered moderate smoke and fire. […]

Residential Fire – 810 S. Duncan Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 810 S. Duncan Road, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 2:42 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the structure.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]