The Champaign Fire Department has cancelled their ice rescue training January 31st and February 2nd and 4th, at Kaufman Lake because of forecasted inclement weather. This training will likely be rescheduled later in February.
The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training January 31st and February 2nd and 4th, 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. There will be three daily sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. to allow for […]
On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Springfield Avenue for a report of an unresponsive body partially submerged in Kaufman Lake. Upon arrival, the body of a male was located approximately 15 feet from shore. Champaign Fire arrived and assisted police in the […]
The Fire Department conducted ice rescue training at Kaufman Lake January 20-22, 2016. Fire crews participated in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from the ice.