Category: Fire Department News

Champaign Police and Fire Train Area First Responders

On January 30, personnel with the Champaign Police and Champaign Fire Departments hosted a half-day training session for all first responders in Champaign County. The training was held at First Christian Church in Champaign, and involved classroom instruction, a scenario, and a debrief, and was designed to take each responding unit approximately 60 minutes. The […]


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 316 E Healey St $2,248,269 01/08/2024 New Multi-Family 1914 Glenn Park Dr $381,226 01/17/2024 Alteration Rooftop Solar 1912 Glenn Park Dr $381,226 01/17/2024 […]


City Manager Announces Appointment of New Champaign Fire Chief

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced that she has appointed Andy Quarnstrom to serve as the City of Champaign’s next Fire Chief. Quarnstrom has served at the Champaign Fire Department for more than 26 years and is currently the Acting Deputy Fire Chief of Operations. He has also served as the elected City of […]


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 409 S Third $6,018,950 11/21/2023 New Multi-Family 5016 Trey Blvd $389,000 11/22/2023 New Single Family 2000 W John $5,730,720 11/27/2023 Alteration Multi-Use 1904 […]


Annual Parade of Lights Illuminates Downtown Champaign

There was a chill in the air but plenty of warm hearts at the annual Parade of Lights in Downtown Champaign on November 25, 2023. Thousands of twinkling lights put smiles on the faces of kids of all ages as shimmering floats wove their along the crowded downtown streets. City of Champaign parade participants included […]


City Celebrates Staff for Service and Values

The annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony was held on November 15, 2023. This event celebrates the accomplishments and service of City of Champaign staff honored with either an employee award or for achieving a career milestone. This year’s celebration honored 83 employees who received an individual or team award. These staff members were […]


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 306 E University $14,410,261 10/26/23 New Storage 23 Ashley Lane $330,000 10/30/23 Alteration Single Family         2023 Overall Construction Value: […]


Communities of Practice Blitz

On September 18, 2023, community leaders from Champaign County came together for the Communities of Practice Blitz which launched the work in Phase 2 of the Champaign County Welcoming Plan . This blitz provided members of the Communities of Practice team to sit down and develop actionable plans toward immigrant inclusion in Champaign County. The […]