Smoke Alarm Blitz – Douglass Park Neighborhood

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Equity and Engagement Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan and the American Red Cross will be going door-to-door in a northeast Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, May 18, 2024, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them.

This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:00 a.m., will include approximately 100 homes within the boundaries of Grove Street to the south; Bradley Avenue to the north; Sixth Street to the east; and Fourth Street to the west.

On May 10, 2024, participants went door-to-door in the neighborhood with information regarding the installation blitz. Participants informed residents of the upcoming campaign and included information about setting an appointment if they are unavailable Saturday, May 18.

Those that would like to contribute to continue the efforts of the 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.