Category: Fire Department Press Releases

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 Eve.  […]

Working Garage Fire, 810 William Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working garage fire at 810 William Street, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 12:20 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy fire visible from the detached two-car garage. Fire suppression began immediately. Nine pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 26 emergency response personnel responded to the call. Captain Roger Cruse was […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 503 Chicago Avenue on November 1, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered moderate fire conditions on the first floor and in the basement of the structure. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines into the structure in an attempt to extinguish […]

Fire Department Responds to a Field on Fire

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a field on fire east of the 2500 block of Applewood Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found a rapidly spreading field fire, encroaching on nearby residences. Fire crews deployed hand lines in an attempt to get the fire under control and protect the homes. Additional resources […]

Fire Department Announces the Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the first ever Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony. This event will honor devoted citizens and those Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Champaign Firefighters, and Champaign Police Officers who have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect during a fire or emergency medical […]

Fire Factor Committee Gets Ready for Fire Factor 20

On Saturday, October 10, the Champaign Fire Department and Fire Factor 20 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. Student leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute for this semester’s fire safety and awareness training. Students will “escape” from a smoke and fire filled dorm room and […]

Commercial Permits Week of September 28, 2015

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED OWNER OR DEVELOPER/ BUSINESS 1115 W Windsor Rd $436,000.00 9-24-15 Shapland Realty LLC

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.  This year’s theme is, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” The Champaign Fire Department will again be out in the community to help spread this and many other fire prevention and […]

Champaign Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

On September 24, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a Promotional and Pinning Ceremony to recognize five officers that have been promoted to the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, and Engineer and to recognize five new firefighters to the Department. The Ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters, 307 S. Randolph Street, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Randy […]