CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Fire Department mourns the loss of one of their own.
The department announced the passing of firefighter Trevor Herderhorst after his battle with cancer.The department said he died in the early morning hours Sunday.
His coworker turned family, Matt Quinlan, says there was no one more passionate than Trevor. "He was extremely passionate about the fire service and his career. He definitely took pride in what he did. He was very big on training and teaching new guys." Another past co-worker turned brother is Jeff Hodges, who tells WAND News how he will remember Trevor.
"He was a very, very passionate guy, very passionate about the fire service and our profession, constantly just trying to better himself and do anything he could really to, to become a better firefighter." Hodges says.
"Trevor faithfully served the City of Champaign and will be tremendously missed," said the Champaign Fire department. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."
Trevor leaves two children, ages 6 and 8, as well as his wife. Quinlan says Trevor was a family man and the family is grieving a monumental loss. "He was a huge family man, very, you know, passionate about his kids, his wife, huge into baseball, his son played baseball so he was, he was very proud of both his kids."
Champaign Firefighters IAFF Local 1260 and the Muddy River FOOLS Chapter organized a GoFundMe page to support the Herderhorst family. To visit that page, click here.
Arrangements for Herderhorst are pending.