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Champaign Fire Department Adapts During Fire Prevention Week 2020

The Champaign Fire Department needed to find innovative ways during the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide public outreach during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10th, 2020. Typically, suppression and fire prevention personnel can be found at the Market Place Mall providing a variety of materials and fun, educational activities for children of all ages. The Champaign Fire […]


Firefighter Recruitment Continues

The firefighter recruitment process is continuing on schedule. Two hundred and three applications were submitted by the application deadline of October 2nd. This is consistent with the number of applications submitted during previous recruitments and a very positive result given the uncertainty of conducting this recruitment during the pandemic. Fortunately, the testing vendor, National Testing […]


Multi-Family Residential Fire – 805 S. Mattis Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 805 S. Mattis Ave., Friday, October 9, 2020, at 2:21 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that was contained to the kitchen of the apartment. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside an apartment, called in by the occupant. Once on the […]


Residential Fire – 1518 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fully involved vacant structure at 1518 Hedge Road, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 10:10 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that engulfed the former home. Firefighters responded to a report of a fully involved single-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported a heavily involved house […]


Champaign Fire Department Reminds the Community To “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

There’s nothing like spending time in the kitchen cooking a delicious meal for family and friends. However, did you know cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Before you serve up that meal, take time to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2020 Fire […]


Champaign Fire Department Awarded Grant for Fire Officer and Incident Safety Officer Training

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to fund professional development training for future fire officers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to the Champaign Fire Department for Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and Incident […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Our Community to Observe a Moment of Silence in Honor of Those Lost on 9/11

The Champaign Fire Department asks the public to observe a moment of silence and reflection at 8:46 a.m on Friday, September 11. This marks the time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on a day that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year […]


Residential Fire – 1613 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a home at 1613 Hedge Road, Monday, September 7, 2020, at 2:31 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that began outside the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire outside this single-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and […]


Adult Fire Explorer Program Mock Interviews

On August 15, 2020, staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments hosted virtual mock interviews for participants in the 2020 Adult Fire Explorers Program. In this voluntary component of the Adult Fire Explorers Program, participants were provided the opportunity to experience and practice the oral interview step of the firefighter hiring process. Mock interviewers […]


Firefighter Recruitment Opens

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments have collaborated to launch the 2020 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications are being accepted at NationalTestingNetwork.com through October 2, 2020. The testing process will culminate with the 2021-2023 Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February 2021. In […]