Category: Fire Department News

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]

City Employees and Community Members Take Part in Phase 1 of a Neighborhood Fire Prevention Effort 

Staff and Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations completed phase 1 of the targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort on Saturday, April 2. Approximately 11 employees from the Champaign Fire Department, 4 employees from the Neighborhood Services Department, and 20 volunteers from community organizations canvassed two high-risk neighborhoods in […]

Commercial Permits Issued

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 1321 Mariner Way $473,960.00 4-1-2016 Aquas Partnership

Commercial Permits Issued

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 601 S First,  #102 $819,084 3-18-2016 Healey Place LLC 2624-2630  Hunters Pond $1,121,000 3-22-2016 Edward Rose  Development Co

Commercial Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were recently issued with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.                                     Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 1103 S Euclid $320,000.00 3-4-2016 Campus Investments LLC 509 S Elm $1,000,000.00 3-9-2016 […]

Fire Department Conducts Ice Rescue Training

The Fire Department conducted ice rescue training at Kaufman Lake January 20-22, 2016.  Fire crews participated in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from the ice.

Update – Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to 908 S Oak Street on January 22, 2016, for a report of a fire with people trapped. Initial reports were that several people were trapped inside.  Fortunately all the residents made it out and only one suffered minor burns.  There are many reasons why this fire didn’t turn into […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire on Sheffield Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1603 Sheffield Road on July 23, 2015 at 3:47 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and garage of the structure. Also upon arrival, fire crews found the occupants outside the structure awoken by the smoke […]

Champaign Residents Saved by Working Smoke Alarms

Over the last two nights, residents in the City of Champaign were awoken when their smoke alarms activated and indicated smoke and fire in the residence. After being awoken by the sounding smoke alarms, the residents found working fires and called 9-1-1 before evacuating the home. Commenting on the two incidents, Champaign Fire Chief Gary […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 609 Corey Lane on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and South side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single-hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the […]