Category: Fire Department News

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 […]


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 […]