Items tagged: Champaign Fire Department

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 […]


Champaign County Fire Departments Awarded Grant for Personal Protective Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for a regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to help offset unanticipated costs for Personal Protective Equipment associated with the COVID-19 response. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to ten Champaign County Fire Departments who chose […]


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 […]


Residential Fire – 2204 Brookhaven Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a home at 2204 Brookhaven Dr., Friday, May 8, 2020, at 6:34 a.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of smoke and fire coming from the garage of the single-story home.  Once on the […]


Residential Fire – 1618 W Union St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a duplex at 1618 W Union St., Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:56 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the residence. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of a fire in the single-story duplex. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke […]


Hazardous Material Release – Sixth Street

The Urbana Fire Department responded to the 200 block of South Gregory St., Monday, April 15, 2019, at 2:43 p.m., to what appeared to be a petroleum base sheen in the Boneyard Creek. Fire crews deployed absorbent booms across the Boneyard Creek to contain the spill and notified the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

On Saturday, April 14, employees of the Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with community and Red Cross volunteers, went door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz included approximately 314 homes within the boundaries Kirby Avenue […]


Champaign Fire Department 2017 Year In Review

Champaign Fire Department 2017 Year In Review The Champaign Fire Department along with CGTV staff produced a short video called, 2017 Year in Review. The video shows highlights of the fire department’s work, training, and accomplishments from last year. Watch the video here champaignfire.com. Champaign Fire Department – Here to Serve You! & CGTV – Keeping […]