Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 904 Alagna Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 904 Alagna Drive, Tuesday, August 15, at 5:47 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a small fire on the rear deck of a bi-level home that had begun to extend into the kitchen. Suppression efforts began immediately. One adult occupant and four […]

Residential Fire – 1619 West Lock Raven Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1619 West Lock Raven Road, Monday, July 17, 2017, at 3:54 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a car on fire in the driveway.  The fire had extended into the attic of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. One occupant was home […]

Champaign Fire Department Awarded Federal Fire Grant

The Champaign Fire Department has been awarded $333,819 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Assistance to Firefighters Grant for mechanical chest compression devices.  This regional grant has a cost match of $33,381 for a total of $367,200 for the devices and associated training. The regional grant will provide 24 of these life-saving devices to […]

Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]

Apartment Fire – 2008 N Mattis Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2008 N Mattis Avenue, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor window of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters entered the apartment building and found a fire primarily contained […]

Apartment Fire – 56 East Healey Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 56 East Healey Street, Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor balcony of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters made an initial attack from the ground and […]

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 […]