Category: Fire Department News

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: […]


Champaign Fire Department Kicks Off Fire Prevention Week 2016

Champaign Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2016 at Market Place Mall.  On Sunday, firefighters and staff were outside the Food Court hosting a Touch-A-Truck event so that over 300 kids of all ages could see a fire truck up-close.  Inside the mall were a “Hazard House Demo”, community outreach materials, and a special […]


City Improves Construction Permit and Development Web Presence

The City of Champaign’s Sunguard/Trakit Administration Group has worked recently with Sunguard Systems to update the Champaign Permits and Projects section of the City’s website. The new pages are more user friendly, have a more modern look, and are compatible with most modern web browsers. Previous layouts only worked well with Firefox. The Champaign Permits and Projects website continues to provide the public with easy, online access to construction permits, […]


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 […]