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Champaign Fire Department news

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

Champaign Firefighter Dominic Smith and his wife passed away in a deadly car crash Saturday morning. Smith, 55,  served in the U.S. Army and then enrolled as a volunteer firefighter at his local fire department. He was chief at Woodland Fire Department in Iroquois County. Then, he went on to serve as a firefighter for the City of Champaign for the past 16 years. 

Smith and his wife are survived by their two children and grandchildren. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Smith family with funeral expenses. 

From City of Champaign Fire Department Facebook:

The Champaign Fire Department is profoundly sad to announce the off-duty death of Firefighter Dominic Smith, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident, along with his wife Kimberly, shortly after midnight on December 26th in Iroquois County. Dominic faithfully served the City of Champaign nearly 16 years and will be tremendously missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Firefighter killed in crash off duty

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Champaign Fire Department news

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has awarded two Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants totaling $411,597.52 to the Champaign Fire Department

The first grant of $272,311.81 is in the Operations & Safety program. It provides cancer, physical, and mental health screenings and resources for emergency personnel. The second grant of $139,285.71 is in the Fire Prevention & Safety program and will go towards purchasing a fire safety house trailer used for educational safety demonstrations.

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Champaign Fire Department news

Excerpts from the news-gazette.com:

As the Champaign Fire Department gets ready to push-in its new ladder truck, Chief Gary Ludwig and Lt. Brian Ball provided a quick look at what firefighters now have at their disposal. At noon Saturday, the new truck will be wetted down, dried, and introduced to its new home at Station 4 on John Street.

The 107-foot 2018 Ferrara aerial ladder truck has a front bumper housing 100-foot hydraulic reels with hydraulic rescue tools to cut through a steering wheel, pop a door open, or split a car roof. And with four high-powered LED floodlights, a midnight interstate wreck can be illuminated as in broad daylight.

From the very beginning, Ludwig said firefighters should be the ones designing it for their needs. A committee of Champaign firefighters worked over a year with Holden, La.-based Ferrara Fire Apparatus to build a truck that matched the department’s needs. It was the committee that recommended adding the LED floodlights.

The $1.1 million truck has a pump and a 300-gallon booster tank. 

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New aerial ladder for Champaign (more)

completed photos of a new HD-107 Ferrara aerial on an Inferno chassis for Champaign so #H-6142

Champaign FD Truck 164

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Truck 164

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Truck 164

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Truck 164

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

hydraulic extrication tools in front bumper of fire truck

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Truck 164

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

fire truck pump panel

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New heavy rescue for Champaign (more)

completed photos from the Ferrara website of the new heavy rescue for Champaign

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Champaign FD Squad 171

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New aerial ladder for Champaign (more)

Updated production photos of a new HD-107 Ferrara aerial on an Intruder chassis for Champaign so #H-6142

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

new Ferrara fire truck for the Champaign Fire Department

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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As seen around … Champaign

Photos from Steve Redick:

Kirsch antique fire engine

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Champaign FD Engine 151

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Champaign FD Engine 1513

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New heavy rescue for Champaign (more)

updated production photos from the Ferrara website of a heavy rescue being built for Champaign

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New aerial ladder for Champaign (more)

Updated production photos of a new HD-107 Ferrara aerial on an Intruder chassis for Champaign so #H-6142

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6143

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New heavy rescue for Champaign (more)

updated production photos from the Ferrara website of a heavy rescue being built for Champaign

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck being built H-6348

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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