Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Smoke Alarm Blitz – Swigart Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality.  On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the Swigart Street neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz will […]

Residential Fire – 503 Swigart Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 503 Swigart St., Friday, February 10, 2017, at 4:39 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire in the garage.  Suppression and rescue efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 27 emergency response personnel responded from Champaign Fire and […]

Residential Fire – 902 S New Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 902 S New Street, Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 12:12 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the open, second floor windows.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Eleven (11) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-five (25) emergency response personnel responded […]

Apartment Building Fire – 611 S. State Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 611 S. State Street, Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 8:52 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Fifteen (15) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-five (35) emergency response personnel responded to this […]

Residential Fire – 1318 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1318 Hedge Road, Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 9:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to […]

Vacant Structure Fire – 106 Roper Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 106 Roper Street, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 7:25 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the vacant structure.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call […]

The Champaign Fire Department Encourages A Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas […]

Residential Fire – 1308 Sunset Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1308 Sunset Drive, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 3:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to […]

Residential Fire – 903 Ada Drive

Champaign, IL – The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 903 Ada Drive, Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 8:51 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those Emergency Medical Technicians and Champaign Firefighters that have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect.   After the consideration of the awards committee, 12 awards […]