Residential Fire – 1210 N. Walnut St.
The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a residence at 1210 N. Walnut St. on May 31, 2022, at 8:31 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 two-story residence. Once on the scene, firefighters reported smoke […]
Champaign Police, Fire Departments Investigating Two Recent Fires as Arson
On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., the Champaign Police and Fire Departments responded to a garage fire at a home at 8 Sherwood Ct. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries, and the occupants were not displaced as a result of the […]
Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call
Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]
City of Champaign Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19
The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation. To protect the individual’s privacy, the employee’s identity will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition. The City has consulted with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) […]
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 […]
City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth
City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools. The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities. Mary Catherine Roberson […]
City’s Building Safety Division Inspects HUB Project
The Building Safety Division recently inspected the massive amount of reinforcing bars put into place for the foundation of the $50.5 million HUB project in Campustown. The foundation pour will require 3,700 cubic yards of concrete delivered by 405 concrete trucks. The HUB is a 17-story building that will include 322 apartments, parking, and a Target store.
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 […]