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Urbana Firefighters Ratify Tentative Labor Deal

The International Association of Firefighters, Local #1147, has ratified a tentative agreement for a new labor contract with the City of Urbana. The three-year agreement includes a 1% increase retroactive from July 1, 2017, a 1% increase effective July 1, 2018, and a 2% increase effective July 1, 2019.

Under the new contract, eligible firefighters will receive an additional vacation day in the final year of the agreement. It also includes language that improves firefighter training and streamlines the promotion process in light of upcoming changes to State certification requirements.

Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said she appreciated the IAFF’s willingness to negotiate an agreement that takes the City’s economic realities into account.

“Over the past several years, the City and IAFF leadership have worked hard to nurture a collaborative and productive working relationship,” Marlin said. “This agreement represents a significant milestone in that endeavor.”

Local Officials Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for the symptoms of heat-related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.

Heat-related illness can take many forms ranging from a mild case of heat exhaustion to a more serious and life-threatening case of heat stroke. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. The body’s temperature rises rapidly and the body looses its ability to perspire and cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 degrees or higher within 10 to 15 minutes can result in death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Phone Service Restored at Urbana City Building; Other Outages Remain As AT&T Works To Restore Service

Date: 
July 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to July 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Phone CablesTelephone service to the Urbana City Building was fully restored about 9:45 a.m. today (July 18), as AT&T crews worked around the clock to splice together thousands of copper lines that were accidentally severed Friday afternoon by a city contractor.

The accident has left a significant number of land-line customers in Urbana without service and full restoration of service might take as long as Friday. AT&T has had crews of eight working on splicing together the copper lines, working 24 hours a day, since this weekend.

Five cables, each containing 2,400 pairs of lines, were damaged in the accident, two of them completely severed.

The incident occurred early Friday afternoon, when a city contractor was installing a new street light and damaged a large AT&T phone duct that had multiple cables in it, according to John Collins, Public Works operation manager.

May 13 - Firefighter Recruiting Open House

Date: 
May 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Are you interested in a career as a firefighter?

Want to learn more about the selection process at the Urbana Fire Department and make the most of your candidate experience?

Join us at the Urbana Fire Department Recruiting Open House!

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Urbana Civic Center
108 East Water Street

Click HERE to reserve your seat. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged. No charge to attend. Family members are also welcome to attend.
Want to learn more about the job or apply?  Visit: www.urbanacareers.org