Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Partners with Champaign Park District to Provide Water Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department is partnering with the Champaign Park District to provide fire department personnel with water rescue training on the mornings of June 6, 7 and 8, at Sholem Aquatic Center, 2205 Sangamon Drive, Champaign.  Champaign Park District employees, along with fire department instructors, will lead skill stations designed to simulate a surface […]


Residential Fire – 25 Linden Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 25 Linden Drive, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Presence Pro Ambulance responded to a […]


Media Release – Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month, founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.  The Champaign Fire Department joins the nearly 63,000 ICC members worldwide by promoting awareness through Building Safety Month. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it […]


Residential Fire – 2706 Wendover Place

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2706 Wendover Place, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported flames coming from the rear of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Captain Glen Daniels, on April 10.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Captain Daniels is a 26 year veteran of the Champaign Fire Department.  In 2016 […]


Add Fire Safety to Your Spring Cleaning List

With temperatures on the rise, and flowers beginning to bloom, many will get the urge to tackle those spring cleaning chores.  The Champaign Fire Department reminds households that as they start cleaning this spring, don’t forget fire safety.   Tackle these simple tasks to make your family’s home safer: Test your smoke alarms and replace any […]


Residential Fire – 516 W Beardsley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 516 W Beardsley Avenue, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire initially seen on the outside of the residence extending up into the attic.   Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Southwest Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department along with volunteers from Christian Sheehan Family Event will be going door-to-door in a southwest Champaign neighborhood Saturday, March 25, 2017, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will  include approximately […]