The Lake Emergency Medical Services Communications Center has earned Accreditation as an Emergency Fire Dispatch Center of Excellence. Lake EMS is only the 23rd Emergency Fire Dispatch center to be awarded this highest distinction by the National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.
The accreditation required a year-long effort of all Communications Center staff with the resulting designation benefitting the entire County. In addition to requiring proper system oversight, fire administration control and quality improvement programs, Accreditation demands careful Fire Priority Dispatch System (FPDS) compliance and certification of all emergency call-takers and fire dispatchers.
The Villages Public Safety Department is proud to announce that on Friday, November 16 at 3pm we will be a host fire station for FDNY Rescue 5 from The Remembrance Rescue Project. Project Remembrance works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year.
Rescue 5 will also be travelling to the John Brucker Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 17 hosted at Harbour Hills County Club. The Tournament began as a labor of love to honor a beloved brother and friend who died on June 12, 2010 as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. The Community is encouraged to come out and see this piece of traveling history on 3pm Friday, November 16, 2012 at 3035 Morse Boulevard.
If you would like more information regarding the John Brucker Memorial Golf Tournament please contact: Joe Peters @ 352-989-6141 or Bradley Mattingly @ 407-427-0572 for details.
The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge was held at Lake Tech Institute in Tavares on 13 April 2012. The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors raced head-to-head as they simulated the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks – including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim” as they raced against themselves, their opponent and the clock.