Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training on the mornings of January 9, 10 and 11, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign.  Fire department instructors will lead a scenario designed to simulate an ice rescue, reinforcing victim removal skills.

The Champaign Fire Department reminds residents to take these safety precautions when outdoors this winter:

  • Wear appropriate outdoor clothing; layers of light, warm clothing, mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots
  • Be aware of the wind chill factor and work slowly during outside chores
  • Take a “buddy” and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation
  • Carry a cell phone or other means of communication

Media Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal | Phone:  (217) 403-7212