Category: Fire Department News

Registration Opening Soon for Adult Fire Explorers Program

The Champaign Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce that registration for the the City’s Adult Fire Explorers Program (AEP) will open July 18, 2022. The AEP is a partnership between the City of Champaign and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Workforce Development Program. This workforce readiness initiative is structured to create […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 301 E Green $253,153 06/06/22 Alteration Restaurant 206 W Anthony, B $1,073,554 06/10/22 Alteration Office 4108 Fieldstone, #1 $265,000 06/17/22 Alteration Tenant Fit […]


Community Engagement Fun at Touch-A-Truck Event at Centennial Park

On May 11, 2022, the City’s Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments participated in the Champaign Park District’s Touch-A-Truck event at Centennial Park. The four-hour event gave kids and parents an opportunity to get up close and personal with several unique vehicles from the City’s fleet, including a squad car, SWAT truck, crime scene van, […]


Elliot Kraft Honored as 2021 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club honored the 2021 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Firefighter Elliot Kraft, on May 9th at a luncheon held at Sammy’s Pancake House, 1206 N. Mattis Ave. Firefighter Elliot Kraft was selected as the Firefighter of the Year for his dedication to the fire service and the […]


Inspector Speaks to the Students of Parkland’s Construction Management Program

Patrick Bolger, a Building Inspector for the Building Safety Division, spoke to Parkland College’s Residential Building Systems class about residential building codes and available careers in both code enforcement and the trades. As skilled carpenters, plumbers, and electricians retire, there are not enough entering the trades to take their place. Patrick was able to share […]


May is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month May kicks off Building Safety Month, which is an international celebration of all areas of building safety! Communities need building codes and enforcement to help protect their residents and visitors from disasters such as fires, weather related events and structural collapse. Having regularly updated building codes helps provide a wide […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 3801 Obsidian $330,900 03/31/22 New Single Family 4814 Oakdale Dr $498,000 04/05/22 New Single Family 1907 S Fourth St $536,937 03/31/22 Alteration ADM […]


Inspector Speaks to the Students of the READY Program

John Kunich, a Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Inspector for the Building Safety Division, spoke to READY School students about the building trades and available careers. As skilled carpenters, plumbers, and electricians retire, there aren’t enough entering the trades to take their place. John was able to share information on different trades’ programs and career paths […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more.  Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 3808 Obsidian $330,900 03/29/22 New Single Family 301 E Armory $1,725,500 03/30/22 Alteration Fraternity 4403 Legends $429,931 03/30/22 New Maintenance 4503 Legends $2,089,762 […]