The Communications Division worked with the Communications Advisory Committee to produce several new winter messages and holiday greetings from a number of City departments, including: City Council, City Manager’s Office, Public Works Department, Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and – for the first time – METCAD 9-1-1. The greetings include a public service announcement and […]
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.
The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various […]
With single and sub-zero temperatures soon to arrive, the Champaign Fire Department urges all to prepare to avoid injuries and property damage. According to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, single and sub-temperatures cannot only affect someone’s health, but pipes and outside water lines can freeze and burst if not protected. Single and sub-zero temperatures are […]