Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 14, 2018, 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 314 homes within the boundaries of Kirby Avenue to the south; William Street to the north; Mattis Avenue to the east; and Crescent Drive to the west.

On April 7, 2018, participants will be going door-to-door in the west Champaign neighborhood with information regarding the installation blitz.  Participants will inform residents of the upcoming campaign and include information about setting an appointment if they are unavailable Saturday, April 14.

Citizens that would like to contribute to continue the efforts of Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, may do so at Community Foundation of East Central Illinois at

The Champaign Fire Department reminds everyone that smoke alarms save lives.  Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a significant role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.  Smoke alarms should be tested once a month and replaced after 10 years.  If the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out.

Media Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal | Phone:  (217) 403-7212