Category: Fire Department News

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 […]

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.

Champaign City Council Approves the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

For Immediate Release The Champaign Fire Department has been awarded $183,478 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Assistance to Firefighters Grant for technical rescue training. This grant has a City match of $18,347 for a total of $201,825 for continued training. In January 2016, the Champaign Fire Department applied for the FEMA Assistance to […]

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.

Commercial Building Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.      Address                Cost of Construction           Date Issued             Owner or Developer/Business 200 N Neil                […]

UPDATED: Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting a Victim Rescue Drill

UPDATED: The training sessions on June 29 and 30 have had their start times changed to 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. each day. The June 28 session times at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. remain unchanged. Media is encouraged to attend and requested to call in advance of this updated schedule. The Champaign Fire Department […]

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.                                     Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 3002 Crossing Ct $330,000.00 06-22-2016 Steven Seibert 1701 W Curtis $17,256,159.00 06-16-2016 The Carle Foundation

City Departments Partner with WCIA & WCIX Staff to Install Smoke Alarms

Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and employees of WCIA/WCIX Television and Home Depot were out Friday, June 17, installing smoke alarms in northwest Champaign. Thirteen volunteers from WCIA/WCIX Television came out on their Founder’s Day to be part of the effort.  Six volunteers from Home Depot also took part in […]

Residential Fire – 2303 Southwood Drive

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2303 Southwood Drive, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming through the roof of the residence. Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and […]