Department Posts

Four Urbana Fire Department Staff Promoted

On October 20th the Urbana Fire Department hosted a formal Badge Pinning and Promotion Ceremony at the City of Urbana's Council Chambers.

The following City of Urbana Fire Department staff were promoted:

  • Matt Ennis, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
  • Trent Short, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
  • Mike Jannusch, promoted to the rank of Engineer
  • Jeff Orr, promoted to the rank of Engineer

Fire dept pinning ceremony photos

Congratulations to these employees for their loyalty, service, and dedication to keeping the City of Urbana a safe place to live, work, and do business.

Urbana Firefighters Local 1147 Annual Trunk or Treat Car Show

October 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Urbana Firefighters Local 1147 is hosting their annual vehicle show in order to raise funds for the Local 1147 Charity Fund. They are also providing a safe and enjoyable venue for children of the community to Trick-or-Treat. We welcome you, your family, and your friends to bring your children out for lots of candy, as well as the opportunity to view antique fire engines, cars, trucks, tractors, and anything with wheels!

Blain’s Farm and Fleet
2701 N. Cunningham Ave, Urbana


  • Vehicle Registration: 9:00 am–10:30 am
  • Trunk-or-Treat: 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Vehicle Awards Presented: 1:00 pm

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.