Fire Department

Our Mission

To serve our community by providing effective emergency response services and quality prevention and education programs that will minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies and other hazardous conditions.

A mission statement is only as valuable as it is practical. In order to help us put our mission into practice, we have established a list of the customers served by our department. We have also defined what we mean by the terms effectiveness and quality.


In order to give direction and focus to the activities, services, and programs of the department, a list of the major customer groups served by the department has been established. This list will be used to guide the development of different services and/or programs that will be delivered and evaluated so that they meet the needs of each customer group.

Customer groups served by the department include:

  • Citizens of the community
  • Business community
  • Educational community
  • Health care providers
  • Elected and appointed officials
  • Members of the department
  • Other city departments
  • Local, County, State, and Federal agencies


Effectiveness means that we will establish specific, measurable, and obtainable goals and objectives, and that we will measure our performance against these goals and objectives.


Quality means that our services and programs have value and a beneficial impact or outcome for our customers. Quality also means that we involve our customers in the design, delivery, and evaluation of services and programs.

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Main Fire Station
400 South Vine Street
61801 Urbana , IL
(217) 384-2420

Department Posts

Telephone service to the Urbana City Building was fully restored about 9:45 a.m. today (July 18), as AT&T crews worked around the clock to splice together thousands of copper lines that were accidentally severed Friday afternoon by a city contractor.
Post date: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 15:47
Are you interested in a career as a firefighter? Want to learn more about the selection process at the Urbana Fire Department and make the most of your candidate experience? Join us at the Urbana Fire Department Recruiting Open House! Saturday, May 13, 201710 a.m. - NoonUrbana Civic Center108 East Water Street
Post date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:11
Closed The Urbana Fire Department is seeking proposals for Emergency Lighting and Equipment. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Division Chief Kyle Hensch at by 8:00am on March 31, 2017.  
Post date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 17:05
Closed The Urbana Fire Department is accepting proposlas for five (5) Refurbished Philips MRX Monitors. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than 8:00am on Tuesday, February 14, 2017  to the the Office of the Division Chief, Urbana Fire Department, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, Illinois 61801. Questions may be submitted in writing to Division Chief Derrick Odle at
Post date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 14:53
CLOSED The Urbana Fire Department is seeking Proposals for Fire Engineer Promotional Testing - Practical Assessment. The purpose of this RFP is to select a qualified professional vendor to develop, validate, administer, and score assessment centers for the practical portion of the promotional testing for the position of Engineer in the Fire Department, per the specifications contained herein. The selected vendor will also analyze test results and provide final results.
Post date: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:50