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Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 14, 2018, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2017 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2017 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Battalion Chief Gary Gula, on April 9, 2018.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Battalion Chief Gula has been nominated for his outstanding performance in creating […]


Champaign Fire Department Hosts Ceremonial Push-In for New Engine 156

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Champaign Fire Department will ceremoniously “push-in” new Engine 156 into service at Station 6, 3911 W Windsor Road.  At 1:00 p.m., the new fire engine will be wet-down, dried, then “pushed-in”.  Fire prevention messages and tours of the station will be given after the ceremony until 3:00 p.m. This tradition […]


Building Permits Issued

Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety Division issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 2308 Lovie Lane $380,900 3/27/2018 New Single Family Dwelling 40 E University $480,000 3/22/2018 Alteration Future tenant space 4422 Nicklaus $1,500,000 3/22/2018 New Multi-Family/clubhouse 2018 […]


Residential Fire – 908 Frank Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 Frank Drive, Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:48 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the garage of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the attached garage of the home and called 911.  […]


“Sound the Alarm!” on March 11

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11.  After you turn the clocks forward, take a few minutes to check all smoke alarms in the home by “sounding the alarm!” Working smoke alarms save lives!  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke […]


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 […]