Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Receives Marathon Petroleum Company Grant

The Champaign Fire Department received a $5,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Company to enhance the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program.  This grant will be used to upgrade equipment and provide additional training for pilots in the program. Advancements in UAS has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials […]


Residential Fire – 1308 Harris Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a bedroom on fire at 1308 Harris Avenue, Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:50 a.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found flames and heavy smoke coming from a window of the home. A resident discovered the fire in the bedroom and called 9-1-1.  Firefighters […]


Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 501 Interstate Dr. $9,028,000 11/26/18 New Multi-Family 503 Interstate Dr. $2,960,000 11/26/18 New Multi-Family 505 Interstate Dr. $2,664,000 11/26/18 New […]


The Champaign Fire Department Encourages A Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the hub of excitement during the holiday season.  It’s where families gather to cook their favorite meals and reconnect over new recipes.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day with everyone taking part in the preparations. Thanksgiving Day is a busy day for firefighters and remains the peak day for home […]


Apartment Fire – 907 S Mattis Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 907 S. Mattis Ave., Monday, November 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m.  Fire crews quickly contained the fire to the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. Firefighters responded to the working fire called in by an occupant of the apartment.  Once on the scene, crews found heavy smoke within […]


The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony at the Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 South Randolph Street.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those members of Ambulance Services, Champaign Firefighters and Police Officers that have displayed exemplary service to those […]