Category: Fire Department Press Releases

City Announces Appointment of Fire Chief

 City of Champaign Announces Fire Chief Appointment — Gary Ludwig to Begin November 17 Champaign — City Manager Dorothy David announced this morning that Gary Ludwig, currently Managing Director of The Ludwig Group, LLC and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department, has been appointed Fire Chief for the City of Champaign effective…
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Nineteenth Fire Factor Academy Set to Ignite

On Saturday, September 27, Fire Factor 19 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. One Hundred and Twenty University of Illinois student-leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr. for this Semester’s fire safety / awareness training. During the morning event, students will “escape” from…
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Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis,…
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The City of Champaign Fire & Police 911 Memorial Service

Narrative: To “Never Forget” the impact September 11, 2001 had on our lives, The City of Champaign Fire & Police Departments will be having a brief memorial ceremony remembering those who lost their lives on that day and some who lost their lives because of that day. What:  Champaign Fire & Police Departments 911 Memorial…
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Update: Fire at 1102 Centennial Drive

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded yesterday to a report of a working fire at 1102 Centennial Dr. in Champaign. Upon arrival, fire crews found fire venting through a window on the second floor at the front of the building. Champaign fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All occupants were out of the residence…
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104 Buena Vista #1 – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report  Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to this location for a report of smoke coming from a chimney in a small apartment building. On scene the incident was upgraded to a working fire. Crews found a small fire in a bedroom which was extinguished with one hose line. No other occupancies were…
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304 S. Country Fair Dr. – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 304 S. Country Fair Dr. Upon arrival, crews found fire showing on the outside roof area of the structure Fire crews extended hand lines and ladders to the roof area to extinguish the fire. Fire crews were able to quickly…
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702 Crescent Drive – Fire Update

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 702 Crescent Dr. on June 17, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a resident outside of the building stating that the stairs within the apartment building were on fire. Fire crews advanced a single hose line into the structure and were able…
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705 Kenwood – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 705 Kenwood on June 12th, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames showing through the roof in the back section of the house. Fire crews advanced hose lines to the back of the…
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