Items tagged: Champaign Fire Department

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]

City Employees and Community Members Take Part in Phase 1 of a Neighborhood Fire Prevention Effort 

Staff and Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations completed phase 1 of the targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort on Saturday, April 2. Approximately 11 employees from the Champaign Fire Department, 4 employees from the Neighborhood Services Department, and 20 volunteers from community organizations canvassed two high-risk neighborhoods in […]

Residential Fire – 34 E Beardsley Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 34 E Beardsley Ave, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 7:32 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire on Sheffield Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1603 Sheffield Road on July 23, 2015 at 3:47 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and garage of the structure. Also upon arrival, fire crews found the occupants outside the structure awoken by the smoke […]

Champaign Residents Saved by Working Smoke Alarms

Over the last two nights, residents in the City of Champaign were awoken when their smoke alarms activated and indicated smoke and fire in the residence. After being awoken by the sounding smoke alarms, the residents found working fires and called 9-1-1 before evacuating the home. Commenting on the two incidents, Champaign Fire Chief Gary […]

Champaign Fire Responds to a Working Fire – 413 Hessel Blvd

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 413 Hessel Boulevard on May 28, 2015 at 8:59 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire showing from the east side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the fire. Fire […]

Firefighter Behavioral Health

From Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, firefighter training focused on health and wellness. Acting Deputy Chief John Barker spoke on the development of a Health and Wellness Program. This portion of the class focused on a program that would make options available to firefighting personnel to help prepare and maintain mental and physical […]

909 S. Fifth (Sherman Hall)

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a report of smoke & flames in room 657 of Sherman Hall. Fire crews were approached by the occupant of the fire room, who gave direction to room 655. There was light smoke in the common hall of the 6th floor, and heavy […]