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 recruitment.
The next step in the process is the seated written exam held on October 27, 2018.