Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training on the mornings of February 12, 13 and 14, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign.  Fire department instructors will reinforce victim rescue techniques through skill stations.

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