Items tagged: safety

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…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in…
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The City of Champaign Fire Department offers Cooking Safety Tips

Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in United States households. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common cause of cooking fires is due to unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are…
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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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