Category: Fire Department Press Releases

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 […]


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 […]