Items tagged: Champaign Fire Department

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 […]


2022 Champaign Fire Department Pinning Ceremony

On June 30, 2022, the Communications Division worked with the Fire Department to record CFD’s 6th in-person Pinning Ceremony. A pinning ceremony is a special occasion which allows family and friends to share in either a promotion or being newly hired by the Fire Department. During this year’ event, 27 new or promoted firefighters were […]


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 […]


Registration Opening Soon for Adult Fire Explorers Program

The Champaign Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce that registration for the the City’s Adult Fire Explorers Program (AEP) will open July 18, 2022. The AEP is a partnership between the City of Champaign and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Workforce Development Program. This workforce readiness initiative is structured to create […]


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 […]


Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments to Participate in Joint Training

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments will participate in joint high-rise training, July 12-14, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St. Skill stations will include a review of supplying water to a fire department connection and fire pumps, hose deployment, and the exploration of ventilation methods. Chief officers […]


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 […]