Top Firefighter Honored

Published 04/23 2012 04:08PM

Updated 04/23 2012 05:44PM

CHAMPAIGN -- This afternoon, one of the area's very best firefighters was honored. The Exchange Club of Champaign honored Lieutenant Darrell Carlson as Firefighter of the Year.
    The club, along with colleagues, honored him for helping with facilities, and advocating for safety training. He's chair of the Champaign Fire Safety Task Force.
    Carlson says he was caught off guard when the chief called to give the award. Carlson helped build two fire stations. He's also secretary of the Fire Pension Board.

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