Items tagged: 911

Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call

Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]


The City of Champaign Fire & Police 911 Memorial Service

Narrative: To “Never Forget” the impact September 11, 2001 had on our lives, The City of Champaign Fire & Police Departments will be having a brief memorial ceremony remembering those who lost their lives on that day and some who lost their lives because of that day. What: ¬†Champaign Fire & Police Departments 911 Memorial […]


Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County

Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County. If you have an emergency, please place a voice call to 9-1-1. Confusion exists over the announcement that as of today (May 15, 2014) text to 9-1-1 is available nationwide. In an agreement with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials […]