Items tagged: Firefighter of the Year

Congratulations to 2020 Firefighter of the Year – Sean Manual

The Champaign Fire Department and Champaign Exchange Club are honored to announce the 2020 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Firefighter Sean Manual. Sean coordinated a fundraising effort that raised over $20,000 for the family of a Champaign firefighter stricken by cancer. Unfortunately, with the Covid pandemic, the Exchange Club was not able to have their […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2018 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2018 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Lieutenant Jason Dillingham, on March 18, 2019. A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lieutenant Jason Dillingham continually seeks opportunities to enhance his skill set and impacts […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2017 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2017 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Battalion Chief Gary Gula, on April 9, 2018.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Battalion Chief Gula has been nominated for his outstanding performance in creating […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Captain Glen Daniels, on April 10.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Captain Daniels is a 26 year veteran of the Champaign Fire Department.  In 2016 […]