Items tagged: fire department

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:   […]


Fire Investigation Complete – 102 N State Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a two-alarm fire at 102 N State Street, Champaign, (Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. Fire investigators have completed their investigation and classified this fire as accidental. Investigators worked late into the evening on Tuesday, January 23, performing a scene examination and reconstructing pre-fire conditions. […]


Champaign Building Safety Division Maintains ISO BCEGS Class 3 Rating

The Champaign Fire Department Building Safety Division has again been awarded a Class 3 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates building codes in communities across the United States.  ISO uses the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) to assign each municipality a classification from 1 to 10.  Class 1 […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives Coveted ISO Class 1 Rating

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating today by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an organization that independently evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the United States. An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible […]


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 […]