Leesburg firefighter sets new powerlifting record

by FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer – Daily Commercial

Jeremy Hoornstra is known to many people in Lake County as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Leesburg Fire Department. Others recognize him as a world record powerlifter … twice decorated.

Hoornstra established his second world mark on Saturday at the American Powerlifting Association Raw Nationals in Defuniak Springs. Despite weighing only 246 pounds, Hoornstra competed in the 275-pound category and bench pressed 672.4 pound, erasing the previous record of 669 pounds, set in 2011 by Russia’s Vladimir Krastsov.

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Lake County Honors Telecommunicators for First Response

Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell, who also serves as the chairman of the Lake Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors, spoke highly of Lake County’s public safety telecommunicators at Board of County Commissioners meeting on April 8, 2014. As he presented a PROCLAMATION approved by the Board of County Commissioners recognizing April 13-19, 2014 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Lake County,  Commissioner Cadwell emphasized, “We have great public servants in the Lake EMS and Sheriff’s Office Communications Centers who are the first responders to emergency and non-emergency callers. In Lake County we have a great partnership between these two government agencies who respond to citizens calls.”

The Lake EMS and Sheriff’s Office Communications Centers have been co-located since the opening of the Lake County Emergency Communications and Operations Center in Tavares in April 2012.  The new 9-1-1 call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs recognize Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Public-Safety-Telecommunicators-Week-Michelle-Kehoe-Lake-EMSChief Kevin Bowman presents Lake EMS Telecommunicator Michelle Kehoe with a plaque on behalf of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs’ Association in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year this week is dedicated to the men and women in 911 centers throughout the Country for their invaluable contributions to Public Safety. Continue reading Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs recognize Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge – 13 April 2013

“The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”
2013 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge – April 13, 2013

Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety • 1565 Lane Park Cutoff • Tavares, FL 32778

Event Includes:

  • Individual & Team Competition
  • Unique Kids’ Challenge Course
  • Food Vendors
  • Fire Equipment Vendors
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Antique Fire Engines

The Course Includes:

  • 5 Story Tower Climb w/hose pack
  • Hose Hoist
  • Forcible Entry w/the Keiser Force Machine
  • Slalom Course and Hose Drag
  • Victim Rescue w/175# Rescue Randy

Click here to register: www.firefighterchallenge.com

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