Items tagged: anniversary

Champaign Fire Department Celebrates 150 Years of Service

The Champaign Fire Department will officially mark its 150th anniversary on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Fire Department personnel will be available throughout the day for interviews at Fire Department headquarters located at 307 S. Randolph Street. Please stop by to hear stories from the past and learn about the celebration being held on July 19, 2015. Contact: […]


Champaign Fire Department Turns 150 Years Old

Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated […]