Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 501 Interstate Dr. $9,028,000 11/26/18 New Multi-Family 503 Interstate Dr. $2,960,000 11/26/18 New Multi-Family 505 Interstate Dr. $2,664,000 11/26/18 New […]


The Champaign Fire Department Encourages A Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the hub of excitement during the holiday season.  It’s where families gather to cook their favorite meals and reconnect over new recipes.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day with everyone taking part in the preparations. Thanksgiving Day is a busy day for firefighters and remains the peak day for home […]


Apartment Fire – 907 S Mattis Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 907 S. Mattis Ave., Monday, November 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m.  Fire crews quickly contained the fire to the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. Firefighters responded to the working fire called in by an occupant of the apartment.  Once on the scene, crews found heavy smoke within […]


The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony at the Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 South Randolph Street.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those members of Ambulance Services, Champaign Firefighters and Police Officers that have displayed exemplary service to those […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Residents to “Look. Listen. Learn” as Fire Prevention Week 2018 Approaches

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever.  In a typical home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.  Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.   The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign, “Look.  Listen.  Learn.  Be […]


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 […]