Category: Fire Department Press Releases

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 […]


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 […]