Items tagged: fire department

Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 609 Corey Lane on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and South side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single-hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the…
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Champaign Fire Department Turns 150 Years Old

Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated…
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Champaign Fire Department Stresses Safety During the 4th of July Holiday

Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in…
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Media Release: CFD Promotional Ceremony

On June 18, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a promotional ceremony to recognize two individuals who have been promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Engineer. A badge-pinning of three new probationary firefighters will also be held during the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 S….
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in…
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Entry-Level Firefighter Recruitment

The Human Resources and Fire Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Firefighter positions.  Recruitment efforts for 2014 successfully yielded an increase of 15 applications from 2012. The Human Resources and Fire Departments hosted an optional study session for the written exam on September 17.  The study…
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Champaign Fire Department Completes Two Large Projects

The Fire Department Life Safety Division completed final inspections for occupancy at two projects in Champaign. The first is a fourteen story high-rise building at 519 E. Green St.  This building features commercial space on the first floor, three floors for a parking garage, and ten floors of apartments.  The building permit was issued in August…
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Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 1210 Providence Circle $896,499.00 6-19-14 Tyson & Billy Architect Housing Auth of Champ Co. 3602 Colleen Dr. $1,213,297.00 6-19-14 Tyson & Billy Architect Housing…
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