Category: Fire Department News

Swigart Street Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Champaign Fire Department organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews, staff, and volunteers went door-to-door in the neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. Crews were able to get into 18 […]

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 2000 N Neil, #237 $750,000.00 2/6/2017 Champaign Marketplace LLC 201 St. Mary’s Rd $3,313,949.00 2/7/2017 Fox/Atkins Development LLC

Building Safety Division Experiences Another Record Year

Building Safety Division Experiences Another Record Year The City of Champaign’s Building Safety Division experienced a busy 2016, with over $219 million dollars in construction valuation, the third highest in the City of Champaign’s history.  In 2016 Building Safety performed a total of 9,580 inspections and issued 2,945 permits, including 143 new one and two-family […]

Fire Recruitment Meeting Gets Warm Response

Approximately 25 community members attended the Probationary Firefighter Recruitment Information meeting held on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Fire Station 1. This informational meeting was open to anyone interested in a career as a City of Champaign firefighter and desired more information about the entry-level process. Presenters for the event were: […]