Captain JP Childers Recognized as 2022 Firefighter of the Year

On May 1, 2023, the Champaign Fire Department and Champaign Exchange Club honored the 2022 Firefighter of the Year recipient – Captain JP Childers – at a ceremony held at Sammy’s Pancake House. Childers was selected as the Firefighter of the Year for his dedication to the education and training of his fellow firefighters. For 14 months during the COVID-19 pandemic,  Childers served as the acting Battalion Chief of Training. Congratulations Captain Childers!