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Champaign Fire Department Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls,…
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Champaign Fire Department Advises Winter Weather Safety Tips During Extreme Temperatures

With single and sub-zero temperatures soon to arrive, the Champaign Fire Department urges all to prepare to avoid injuries and property damage.   According to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, single and sub-temperatures cannot only affect someone’s health, but pipes and outside water lines can freeze and burst if not protected. Single and sub-zero temperatures are…
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The Champaign Fire Department Offers Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays!

During this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department reminds you to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday decorations increase during the month of December, with nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occurring because the decorations were placed too close to a…
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Public Safety Alert (Green Dot Card Scams)

The Champaign Police Department is issuing a scam alert to the public due to an increase in telephone scam activity known as the Green Dot Verification Scam in our area. Victims of the scam receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative of law enforcement, the courts, or other government agency. The…
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Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety

The City of Champaign Fire Department wants to remind our community of the hazards related to turkey frying during this holiday season. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, destruction of property and other injuries if not used properly. Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety Tips  Turkey fryers should always be used…
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Public Safety Announcement – Holiday Shopping Tips

Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department Address Recent Crimes on Campus

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In…
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