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Champaign Fire Department Encourages a Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  […]

Working Garage Fire, 810 William Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working garage fire at 810 William Street, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 12:20 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy fire visible from the detached two-car garage. Fire suppression began immediately. Nine pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 26 emergency response personnel responded to the call. Captain Roger Cruse was […]

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.  This year’s theme is, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” The Champaign Fire Department will again be out in the community to help spread this and many other fire prevention and […]

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: […]

Commercial Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED OWNER OR DEVELOPER/ BUSINESS 905 S First $425,250.00 6-29-15 Gillespie Roland Prop, LLC 108 N Sixth $709,308.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC 608 E University $21,242,015.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC […]

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 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 […]

Edward M. Hoffman Memorial

The Champaign Fire Department will be holding a memorial ceremony on Thursday March 5, 2015 to honor the memory of Firefighter Edward M. Hoffman. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Station 1, 307 S. Randolph, at 7:30 a.m. On the morning of March 4, 1960, Champaign firefighters responded to 722 S. New Street for […]