Category: Fire Department Press Releases

2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the…
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Champaign 2012 Firefighter of the Year

Exchange Club of Champaign will honor Champaign Fire Department’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year, Eng. Chris Hanson, at a noon luncheon on Monday, April 1 at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd. Eng. Hanson joined the Champaign Fire Department in July 1997. Eng. Hanson exemplifies departmental leadership with strong, consistent, and passionate efforts toward excellence…
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Now is the Time to be Ready for Severe Weather

Weather Service testing Tornado Warning system Tuesday March 5th at 10:00 am Despite drought and record heat in Illinois during 2012, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes still took their toll on the state. Tragically, eight people were killed and 108 injured when an early morning twister devastated the towns of Harrisburg and Ridgway, Illinois with 180…
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Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of…
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Victor St. Fire

What: House / Garage Fire at 205 N. Victor When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time of Call: 4:14 AM Time of Arrival: 4:18 AM Second Alarm: 4:25 AM Fire Out: 6:30 AM Where: 205 N. Victor St. Occupant: Owner: Mr. Don Dunlap Cause of fire: Investigators remain at the scene. Dollar Loss: Heavy fire loss…
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