Category: Fire Department Press Releases

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 […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2018 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2018 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Lieutenant Jason Dillingham, on March 18, 2019. A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lieutenant Jason Dillingham continually seeks opportunities to enhance his skill set and impacts […]


Structure Fire – 214 Charles St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 214 Charles St., February 17, 2019, at 5:13 a.m.  This fire was upgraded to a second-alarm and was extinguished by 6:28 a.m. Firefighters responded to this two-story converted home after receiving the report that there was a fire in the bathroom ceiling.  Once on the […]


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 […]


Fire Investigation Update – 808 E. Bradley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 808 E. Bradley Avenue, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 3:06 a.m. First-arriving fire crews encountered smoke and flames through the roof of the structure and quickly declared the incident a second-alarm fire, bringing additional Champaign and Urbana Fire Department companies.  […]


Structure Fire – 808 E. Bradley Avenue

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 808 E. Bradley Avenue, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 3:06 a.m. Fire crews remain on the scene of this second-alarm fire. Firefighters responded to Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church initially to an automatic fire alarm. Once on the scene, crews reported heavy smoke […]