Items tagged: fire department

Fire Department Conducts Ice Rescue Training

The Fire Department conducted ice rescue training at Kaufman Lake January 20-22, 2016.  Fire crews participated in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from the ice.

Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]

Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

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.  […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 503 Chicago Avenue on November 1, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered moderate fire conditions on the first floor and in the basement of the structure. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines into the structure in an attempt to extinguish […]

Fire Department Responds to a Field on Fire

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a field on fire east of the 2500 block of Applewood Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found a rapidly spreading field fire, encroaching on nearby residences. Fire crews deployed hand lines in an attempt to get the fire under control and protect the homes. Additional resources […]

Fire Department Announces the Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the first ever Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony. This event will honor devoted citizens and those Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Champaign Firefighters, and Champaign Police Officers who have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect during a fire or emergency medical […]

Fire Factor Committee Gets Ready for Fire Factor 20

On Saturday, October 10, the Champaign Fire Department and Fire Factor 20 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. Student leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute for this semester’s fire safety and awareness training. Students will “escape” from a smoke and fire filled dorm room and […]