Items tagged: fire department

Champaign Fire Department Awarded $1.3 Million SAFER Grant

The City of Champaign is proud to announce the Champaign Fire Department has been awarded a $1,322,828 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from the US Department of Homeland Security. Acceptance of the grant funds must first be approved by the City Council, and would be used to hire six additional firefighters […]


Residential Fire – 810 S. Duncan Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 810 S. Duncan Road, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 2:42 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the structure.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


Champaign Fire Department Partners with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

  Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, Staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations will install smoke alarms in a two-phased process over several weekends in April. This campaign is part of an effort to reach out to residents in two high-risk neighborhoods, with borders of Mattis Avenue to the […]


Champaign Fire Department Reminds Everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”

  With Daylight Saving time right round the corner, (Sunday, March 13, 2016) the Champaign Fire Department reminds everyone to spring forward with safety and “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.”  Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Remember […]


Residential Fire – 1704 Scottsdale Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1704 Scottsdale Drive on February 26, 2016, at 1:35 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]


Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]


Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]


Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages a Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  […]