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Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training on the mornings of January 9, 10 and 11, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign.  Fire department instructors will lead a scenario designed to simulate an ice rescue, reinforcing victim removal skills. The Champaign Fire Department reminds residents to take these safety precautions […]


The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony at the Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 South Randolph Street.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those members of Ambulance Services, Champaign Firefighters and Police Officers that have displayed exemplary service to those […]


Residential Fire – 13 Sandalwood Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 13 Sandalwood Drive, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:57 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a heavily involved fire in a mobile home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Champaign Police Department Detectives on north Market Street noticed smoke in the area, investigated, and discovered […]


Champaign Fire Department Will Begin Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Response

The Champaign Fire Department continually explores better solutions to provide the best performance and service to our community. Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials response, natural disasters, water/ice rescues, large fires and live fire training exercises. Champaign Fire Department is […]


Champaign Fire Department Awarded Federal Fire Grant

The Champaign Fire Department has been awarded $333,819 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Assistance to Firefighters Grant for mechanical chest compression devices.  This regional grant has a cost match of $33,381 for a total of $367,200 for the devices and associated training. The regional grant will provide 24 of these life-saving devices to […]