Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Receives National Award for Effective and Engaging Social Media Campaign

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department received a first place award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) for last winter’s “Meet Ember the Elf” social media campaign. The first place “Savvy Award” was awarded to the City in the Social Media-Best Campaign Use category during the […]


Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig Installed as President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs

This morning, during a ceremony at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta, Georgia, Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig was installed as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Founded in 1873 and with over 13,000 members, the IAFC is one of the oldest professional associations in the […]


Champaign Fire and Police Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation prepares to celebrate July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were approximately 9,100 fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries in 2018, with […]


Residential Fire – 307 Foxwell Court

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 307 Foxwell Court, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:31 p.m. Upon arrival, the first engine company reported a two-story frame home well involved and they were beginning an attack on the fire. Joined by other responding fire companies, a primary search was conducted, and it […]


Hazardous Material Release – Sixth Street

The Urbana Fire Department responded to the 200 block of South Gregory St., Monday, April 15, 2019, at 2:43 p.m., to what appeared to be a petroleum base sheen in the Boneyard Creek. Fire crews deployed absorbent booms across the Boneyard Creek to contain the spill and notified the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Douglass Park Neighborhood

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 northeast Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 13, 2019, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke […]