Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Welcomes Pink Heals

  The Champaign Fire Department is excited to announce that tomorrow, July 21, 2015, the Pink Heals non-profit organization will visit Champaign as part of their cross-country road trip promoting awareness of women’s issues. The Champaign Fire Department is partnering with them on several activities throughout the day. The Pink Heals organization is known for their unique pink fire engines, turnout […]

News Release: Fire Department 1915 Seagrave Fire Engine Returns Home

The Champaign Fire Department is proud to announce that its first motorized fire engine, a 1915 Seagrave, has returned home! Dr. Francis Glenn, from Ontario Canada, returned the fire engine for its 100th birthday and the Fire Department’s 150th anniversary.  It will be featured in a parade and was also in the apparatus muster on Sunday, July 19. For […]

Champaign Fire Department Celebrates 150 Years of Service

The Champaign Fire Department will officially mark its 150th anniversary on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Fire Department personnel will be available throughout the day for interviews at Fire Department headquarters located at 307 S. Randolph Street. Please stop by to hear stories from the past and learn about the celebration being held on July 19, 2015. Contact: […]

Champaign Fire Department Stresses Safety During the 4th of July Holiday

Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 31 Howard Drive on June 15, 2015 at 6:02 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from a detached garage in the backyard of the residence. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the fire. […]

CFD Responds to Working Fire at 604 E. White

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 604 E. White St. on May 13, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire showing from the northeast side of the structure on the second floor and extending to the third floor. Fire Crews initially deployed a master stream […]

CFD Information Report – 1125 N. Third St. Working Fire

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1125 N. Third St. on March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the first floor of the apartment. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main entry of the apartment and were […]

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in […]

CFD Fire Information Report Update: 2306 S. Mattis Ave. Fire Cause

Champaign Fire Department Investigators have completed the fire investigation at 2306 S. Mattis Ave. After thorough scene examination and witness interviews, investigators were able to determine that the fire started in the kitchen area of the house but have left the cause of this fire as UNDETERMINED.

CFD Fire Information Report: 1903 Karen Ct. Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to 1903 Karen Ct. on February 22, 2015 at 12:42 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke and flames emitting from the east unit of the structure. While performing search operations, fire crews found a resident asleep in apartment unit three (3). Lieutenant Roger Cruse, […]