Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 25 Linden Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 25 Linden Drive, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Presence Pro Ambulance responded to a […]

Media Release – Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month, founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.  The Champaign Fire Department joins the nearly 63,000 ICC members worldwide by promoting awareness through Building Safety Month. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it […]

Residential Fire – 1002 W. Hill Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1002 W. Hill Street, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 3:25 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a two-story home. Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a […]

Residential Fire – 2706 Wendover Place

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2706 Wendover Place, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported flames coming from the rear of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in […]

Natural Gas Leak – 1800 Block West Kirby Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a natural gas leak in the 1800 block of West Kirby Avenue, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a six inch gas main running along the north side of Kirby Avenue that had begun leaking from work being […]

Add Fire Safety to Your Spring Cleaning List

With temperatures on the rise, and flowers beginning to bloom, many will get the urge to tackle those spring cleaning chores.  The Champaign Fire Department reminds households that as they start cleaning this spring, don’t forget fire safety.   Tackle these simple tasks to make your family’s home safer: Test your smoke alarms and replace any […]

Residential Fire – 516 W Beardsley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 516 W Beardsley Avenue, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire initially seen on the outside of the residence extending up into the attic.   Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – Southwest Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department along with volunteers from Christian Sheehan Family Event will be going door-to-door in a southwest Champaign neighborhood Saturday, March 25, 2017, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will  include approximately […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Clark Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the 900 block of West Clark Street and the south side of the 900 block of West University Avenue offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to […]