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Champaign Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Champaign Fire Department will have their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, September 11th at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Ceremony will take place at the northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 W University Avenue, at the Champaign Fire and Police Memorial. The public is invited to attend this outdoor event. For those unable […]


Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig Receives Career Fire Chief of the Year Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs

This morning, during a ceremony at Fire-Rescue International in San Antonio, Texas, Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig received the prestigious Career Fire Chief of the Year award. Since 1996, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has recognized one career and one volunteer fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, public service and […]


Residential Fire – 1214 Hollycrest Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a home at 1214 Hollycrest Dr., August 23, at 10:47 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire beginning to extend to this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from a passerby of a fire outside this single-story home. Once on the scene, firefighters reported a […]


Residential Fire – 1220 Gertrude Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a home at 1220 Gertrude Ave., August 1, at 1:49 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of a fire in this single-story home. Once on the scene, firefighters reported smoke and fire coming […]


Residential Fire – 412 Nathaniel Burch Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a duplex at 412 Nathaniel Burch Dr., Tuesday, July 12, at 7:28 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this two-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from an occupant of a fire in this two-story duplex. Once on the scene, firefighters reported smoke and […]


City of Champaign to Perform Outdoor Warning Siren Maintenance

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather forecasted overnight, the outdoor warning siren maintenance has been canceled for July 12 and 13, 2022. Further information will be provided once the maintenance is rescheduled with the contractor. The City of Champaign will have contractors performing annual outdoor warning siren maintenance to each of the fifteen sirens in […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Safe and Lawful Fireworks Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and our community begins 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 15,600 fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries in 2020. This […]


Residential Fire – 4309 Stonebridge Ct.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a residence at 4309 Stonebridge Ct., Thursday, May 26th, at 2:06 a.m. Fire crews remain on the scene working to extinguish the fire in this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from the neighbor of a fire in this two-story residence. Once on the scene, […]


Residential Fire – 508 Swigart St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a residence at 508 Swigart St., Monday, May 16th, at 2:19 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from the neighbor of a fire in this two-story residence. Once on the scene, firefighters reported the occupant was […]


Elliot Kraft Honored as 2021 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club honored the 2021 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Firefighter Elliot Kraft, on May 9th at a luncheon held at Sammy’s Pancake House, 1206 N. Mattis Ave. Firefighter Elliot Kraft was selected as the Firefighter of the Year for his dedication to the fire service and the […]