Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Apartment Fire – 609 S. Randolph Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 609 S. Randolph Street, Friday, April 27, 2018, at 6:06 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from a third-floor balcony and attic. Firefighters entered the building and performed searches while also conducting an aggressive interior fire attack.  […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 14, 2018, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This […]


Champaign Fire Department Hosts Ceremonial Push-In for New Engine 156

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Champaign Fire Department will ceremoniously “push-in” new Engine 156 into service at Station 6, 3911 W Windsor Road.  At 1:00 p.m., the new fire engine will be wet-down, dried, then “pushed-in”.  Fire prevention messages and tours of the station will be given after the ceremony until 3:00 p.m. This tradition […]


Residential Fire – 908 Frank Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 Frank Drive, Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:48 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the garage of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the attached garage of the home and called 911.  […]