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Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training on the mornings of February 12, 13 and 14, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign.  Fire department instructors will reinforce victim rescue techniques through skill stations. The Champaign Fire Department reminds residents to take these safety precautions when outdoors this winter: Wear appropriate […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives Marathon Petroleum Company Grant

The Champaign Fire Department received a $5,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Company to enhance the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program.  This grant will be used to upgrade equipment and provide additional training for pilots in the program. Advancements in UAS has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials […]


Residential Fire – 1308 Harris Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a bedroom on fire at 1308 Harris Avenue, Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:50 a.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found flames and heavy smoke coming from a window of the home. A resident discovered the fire in the bedroom and called 9-1-1.  Firefighters […]


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 […]