Category: Fire Department Press Releases

The Champaign Fire Department Offers Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays!

During this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department reminds you to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday decorations increase during the month of December, with nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occurring because the decorations were placed too close to a…
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Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety

The City of Champaign Fire Department wants to remind our community of the hazards related to turkey frying during this holiday season. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, destruction of property and other injuries if not used properly. Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety Tips  Turkey fryers should always be used…
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1915 S. Mattis – CFD Fire Information Report

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 109 Roper Street

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 109 Roper St. on October 31, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a small amount of fire at a back window of the structure. Fire crews deployed a portable fire extinguisher to the back of the structure…
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City Announces Appointment of Fire Chief

 City of Champaign Announces Fire Chief Appointment — Gary Ludwig to Begin November 17 Champaign — City Manager Dorothy David announced this morning that Gary Ludwig, currently Managing Director of The Ludwig Group, LLC and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department, has been appointed Fire Chief for the City of Champaign effective…
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Nineteenth Fire Factor Academy Set to Ignite

On Saturday, September 27, Fire Factor 19 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. One Hundred and Twenty University of Illinois student-leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr. for this Semester’s fire safety / awareness training. During the morning event, students will “escape” from…
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Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis,…
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The City of Champaign Fire & Police 911 Memorial Service

Narrative: To “Never Forget” the impact September 11, 2001 had on our lives, The City of Champaign Fire & Police Departments will be having a brief memorial ceremony remembering those who lost their lives on that day and some who lost their lives because of that day. What:  Champaign Fire & Police Departments 911 Memorial…
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Update: Fire at 1102 Centennial Drive

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded yesterday to a report of a working fire at 1102 Centennial Dr. in Champaign. Upon arrival, fire crews found fire venting through a window on the second floor at the front of the building. Champaign fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All occupants were out of the residence…
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104 Buena Vista #1 – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report  Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to this location for a report of smoke coming from a chimney in a small apartment building. On scene the incident was upgraded to a working fire. Crews found a small fire in a bedroom which was extinguished with one hose line. No other occupancies were…
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