Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

Working House Fire – 1604 Harbor Point Drive

  The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 1604 Harbor Point Drive, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:22 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke showing from the front of the residence.  Fire suppression began immediately. Nine (9) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]

Champaign Fire Department Reminds Residents To Be Warm and Safe This Winter

    As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On […]

Residential Fire – 1416 Winding Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1416 Winding Lane, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke visible, coming from the front door. Rescue operations began immediately. Once rescue operations were complete, crews quickly extinguished the fire. Eleven pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 28 emergency response […]

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 […]