Update: 4:43 pm, 3/6/14, Thursday DANVILLE -- Mayor Scott Eisenhauer has been getting concerned calls and messages lately.
Update: 10:05 pm DANVILLE -- Mayor Scott Eisenhauer wants to raise $1 million for upgrades to the fire department.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign County Board released openings for volunteer firefighters.
Update: 5:11 pm URBANA -- It was a team effort by firefighters and police to rescue a 9-month old puppy.
GIFFORD -- When the storm touched down, firefighters quickly took care of their families, then switched gears to help the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- Firefighters will get a pay raise.
CHAMPAIGN -- Seven calls from midnight until sunrise was just the beginning of an almost never-ending day for firefighters.
Update: 5:21 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Locally, people took time to remember the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
URBANA -- Searing temperatures forced firefighters to cancel a popular fundraiser.
Update: 10:23 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Police and firefighters put their skills to the test at the dinner table.
CATLIN -- A woman lived through a heart attack thanks to five firefighters from the Catlin Fire Protection District.
CATLIN -- Two teens spend their time off helping others.
DANVILLE -- Firefighters were just doing their jobs, but to a family it was more than that, and Saturday they said thank you.
PRESCOTT, AZ -- People around the country celebrated America's independence Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- First responders in Central Illinois were heartbroken when they heard what happened. This was the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in 80 years.
LERNA -- After years of waiting, a crew of firefighters finally got their wish.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Officials want to warn you about scammers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Firefighters put their lives on the line every day.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a somber day as loved ones and friends said goodbye to fallen firefighter Sean Sloe.
HUDSON -- A firefighter was killed in the line of duty.
Update: 3:58 pm
HUDSON -- A firefighter was killed following a crash in McLean County.
CHARLESTON -- Children got a gift from the city's fire department; a new playground.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 20-minute memorial service takes place September 11.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The state's making a major investment in training the firefighters of tomorrow.
ST. JOSEPH -- We get an inside look on how the jaws of life save you from a car accident.
ST. JOSEPH -- WCIA 3's Erica Quednau puts her firefighter skills to the test and cuts off a car door using the jaws of life.
SPRINGFIELD -- They gave their lives to fight for ours.
Volunteer firefighters responding to a call get a shocking surprise, their own firehouse...up in flames.
CHAMPAIGN -- This afternoon, one of the area's very best firefighters was honored.
RANTOUL -- A gas leak shut down a block's worth of businesses today.
A former Ludlow firefighter faces charges after being kicked off the squad.
Illinois American Water announced its 2012 Firefighter Grant Program.
Illinois charities are hoping a new bill will make fundraising easier.