Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Partners with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

  Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, Staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations will install smoke alarms in a two-phased process over several weekends in April. This campaign is part of an effort to reach out to residents in two high-risk neighborhoods, with borders of Mattis Avenue to the […]

Residential Fire – 1802 Cypress Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1802 Cypress Drive on March 26, 2016, at 4:16 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and flames visible from the structure. Rescue and suppression efforts began immediately. Nineteen (19) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately forty-four (44) emergency response personnel […]

Apartment Fire – 1513 W Kirby Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1513 W. Kirby Avenue on March 24, 2016, at 10:39 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the south end of the structure. Building evacuation and suppression efforts began immediately. Fourteen (14) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-four (34) […]

Apartment Fire – 57 E John Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 57 E John Street on March 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from apartment #7. Suppression efforts began immediately. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]

Champaign Firefighter of the Year Recipients Announced

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2015 Fire Fighter of the Year recipients, Lieutenant William Painter, Engineer Courtney Moravek, and Firefighter Matt Boulos, on March 14, 2016. A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. -30- Contact: Randy Smith | 217-403-7212 | randy.smith@ci.champaign.il.us

Residential Fire – 1704 Scottsdale Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1704 Scottsdale Drive on February 26, 2016, at 1:35 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]

Code Review and Appeals Board Meeting Cancelled

MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE The Code Review and Appeals Board Meeting scheduled for today (February 24, 2016) has been cancelled due to the weather. -30- Contact:  Larry Happ | 217-403-6100  | larry.happ@ci.champaign.il.us

Residential Fire – 34 E Beardsley Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 34 E Beardsley Ave, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 7:32 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency […]

Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]