Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Hosts Ceremonial Push-In for New Ladder 164

On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, the Champaign Fire Department will ceremoniously “push-in” new Ladder 164 into service at Station 4, 2315 W. John Street.  At 12:00 p.m., the new ladder truck will be wet-down, dried, then “pushed-in”.  Fire prevention messages and tours of the station will be given after the ceremony until 2:00 p.m.   This […]


Champaign Fire and Police Department’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Champaign Fire and Police Departments will have their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m.  The Memorial Ceremony will take place at the northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 E University Avenue, at the Champaign Fire and Police Memorial. The Memorial Ceremony will have remarks from Mayor Deborah Frank […]


Champaign Fire Department Trains at Former Dr. Howard Elementary School

The Champaign Fire Department will be performing fire ground operations training at Champaign Unit 4 School District’s former Dr. Howard Elementary School, 1117 W. Park Ave, Champaign, on September 5, 6, and 7 and again the following week, September 10-14. Firefighters will have the opportunity to engage in activities commonly used on the fire ground […]


Champaign Fire Department Provides Water Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department is providing fire department personnel with water rescue training on the mornings of July 10, 11 and 12, at Baytowne Apartments, 1000 Baytowne Drive, Champaign.  Champaign Fire Department instructors will lead skill stations designed to simulate a surface water rescue and reinforce cervical immobilization and victim removal skills. The Champaign Fire […]


Storm Damage – 4500 and 4600 Blocks of Copper Ridge Road

The Champaign Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments have responded to damage from this afternoon’s severe storm.  Just after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, strong straight-line winds damaged approximately 24 homes in the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Copper Ridge Road. Responders remain on Copper Ridge Road assessing the damage found there.  Strong winds caused damage […]