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Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig Installed as President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs

This morning, during a ceremony at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta, Georgia, Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig was installed as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Founded in 1873 and with over 13,000 members, the IAFC is one of the oldest professional associations in the […]


Champaign Fire and Police Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation prepares 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 9,100 fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries in 2018, with […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Douglass Park Neighborhood

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a northeast Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 13, 2019, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]