Category: Fire Department Press Releases

The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards and Pinning Ceremony

On Monday, November 18th, at 6:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards and Pinning Ceremony at the Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 South Randolph Street.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those members of Ambulance Services and Champaign Firefighters that have displayed exemplary service to those they […]


As Fire Prevention Week 2019 Approaches, Remember: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

In a typical home, you can have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely after the smoke alarm sounds.  Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2019 Fire Prevention Week Campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works […]


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 and Police Department’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Champaign Fire and Police Departments will have their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m.  The Memorial Ceremony will take place at the northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 E University Avenue, at the Champaign Fire and Police Memorial. The Memorial Ceremony will have remarks from Mayor Deborah Frank […]


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 […]