Items tagged: fire department

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 […]


2018 Firefighter Testing Process

The Champaign Fire Department received 200 applications for the 2018 Firefighter Testing Process.  Included in the total applications received were 15 candidates who completed the Fire Department pilot Adult Explorers Initiative.  The initiative was a collaborative effort between the Champaign Fire Department and the Regional Planning Commission (RPC).  The focus of the initiative was diversity […]


Champaign Fire Department Provides Water Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department is providing fire department personnel with water rescue training on the mornings of July 10, 11 and 12, at Baytowne Apartments, 1000 Baytowne Drive, Champaign.  Champaign Fire Department instructors will lead skill stations designed to simulate a surface water rescue and reinforce cervical immobilization and victim removal skills. The Champaign Fire […]


Watch Champaign Connection Episode #62 on CGTV and Social Media

There is a new episode of Champaign Connection now playing most nights at 6:30 p.m. on CGTV (Comcast and iTV3 Broadband channel 5, and AT&T U-verse channel 99). This episode will air on CGTV from April 1, through May 31. It is also available on the City’s website and YouTube channel. On episode 62:   […]