Items tagged: fire department

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 […]

Champaign Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

On September 24, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a Promotional and Pinning Ceremony to recognize five officers that have been promoted to the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, and Engineer and to recognize five new firefighters to the Department. The Ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters, 307 S. Randolph Street, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Randy […]

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 609 Corey Lane on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and South side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single-hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the […]

Champaign Fire Department Turns 150 Years Old

Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated […]

Champaign Fire Department Stresses Safety During the 4th of July Holiday

Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in […]