Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Stresses Planning Ahead of 2017 Fire Prevention Week

The Champaign Fire Department welcomes the public to celebrate Fire Prevention Week October 8-14. This year’s theme: Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out. Visit with Champaign firefighters at Market Place Mall on Sunday, October 8, from 11 am – 4 pm.  A Touch-A-Truck event will be held in the parking lot just outside the food court and […]


Commercial Fire – 63 East Chester Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 63 East Chester Street, Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the roof of a commercial structure currently under renovation.  Suppression efforts began immediately.      A passerby noticed a smoke odor in the neighborhood […]


Residential Fire – 13 Sandalwood Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 13 Sandalwood Drive, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:57 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a heavily involved fire in a mobile home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Champaign Police Department Detectives on north Market Street noticed smoke in the area, investigated, and discovered […]


Champaign Fire Department Will Begin Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Response

The Champaign Fire Department continually explores better solutions to provide the best performance and service to our community. Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials response, natural disasters, water/ice rescues, large fires and live fire training exercises. Champaign Fire Department is […]


Champaign Fire Department Awarded Federal Fire Grant

The Champaign Fire Department has been awarded $333,819 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Assistance to Firefighters Grant for mechanical chest compression devices.  This regional grant has a cost match of $33,381 for a total of $367,200 for the devices and associated training. The regional grant will provide 24 of these life-saving devices to […]


Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]


Apartment Fire – 2008 N Mattis Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2008 N Mattis Avenue, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor window of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters entered the apartment building and found a fire primarily contained […]


Apartment Fire – 56 East Healey Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 56 East Healey Street, Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor balcony of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters made an initial attack from the ground and […]