Category: Fire Department News

City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Memorial Awards and Pinning Ceremony Now Airing on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Fire Department staff recently completed the video production of the Hoffman Awards ceremony held on October 10, 2018.  This event honors citizens and members of local ambulance services in addition to Champaign Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and METCAD 9-1-1 Telecommunicators who displayed exemplary service to those they have sworn to […]


Building Permits Issued

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  3302 Mission Dr. $5,550,261 11/5/18 New Multi-Family/Retail 3202 Apollo Dr. $1,294,791 11/5/18 New Warehouse         2018 Overall […]


Champaign’s Deputy Fire Marshal Receives Life Safety Award

Janet Maupin (Deputy Fire Marshal, Champaign Fire Department) received the Life Safety Award at the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s 78th annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon on October 11, 2018. The Life Safety Award is given to an organization, department, or individual that has achieved a pattern of excellence in bringing life safety into the lives […]


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 4813 Vahalla $360,000 10/11/18 New Single Family 5008 Chestnut Grove $315,000 10/16/18 New Single Family 2008 W Springfield $387,000 10/17/18 Commercial Alteration Dunkin […]


Champaign Fire Kicks-Off Fire Prevention Week 2018 at Market Place Mall

Champaign Fire held an event at Market Place Mall near the Food Court, on Monday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Over 160 kids and their families took part in the event, which launched Fire Prevention Week 2018. Kids and their families got to practice “Stop, drop, and roll” while firefighters reinforced the […]


Building Permits Issued

Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety Division 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 5001 Emmas Way $340,000 Sept. 20, 2018 New Single Family 1765 W Kirby $442,200 Sept. 25, 2018 Commercial Alteration Panera Bread 3002 Apollo Dr 12-15 […]


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 […]


Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety Division 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 1604 Congressional $340,000 09/12 New Single Family 3616 Freedom $330,000 09/11 New Single Family 2018 Overall Construction Value to Date:  $169,015,887