Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Apartment Fire – 1101 S. Mattis Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside a vacant 14 unit apartment building at 1101 S. Mattis Ave., December 2, at 6:40 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire inside this multi-family apartment building. Firefighters responded to a report from a passerby of a fire in this two-story building. Once on the scene, […]

Cooking with Care this Thanksgiving Holiday

The kitchen is the center of activity during the Thanksgiving Holiday. While cooking with care should always be a priority, it becomes crucial on Thanksgiving Day when there is more activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Nearly three […]

Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig Appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council

On Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, Deanne Criswell, announced the appointment of 16 new members and 3 returning members to the agency’s National Advisory Council. Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig has been announced as a new appointee to the National Advisory Council. The National Advisory Council advises the FEMA administrator on all […]