LSFCA welcomes new Corporate Member

(L-R) Chief Bishop, LaDonna Oney, Kendall Gogarty

At the February meeting of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs’ Association, Chief Bishop introduced Kendall Gogarty and LaDonna Oney from 1-800-BoardUp – our newest Corporate Member. 1-800-BOARDUP local emergency response teams are comprised of experienced professionals who help fire victims through the disaster recovery process.

Tyler Ramsey Awarded Scholarship

Tyler Ramsey Awarded Scholarship
(left to right) Chief Carle Bishop, Tyler Ramsey, Chief Ron Williams

Tyler Ramsey is the recipient of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs’ Association Fire Fighter Scholarship award for 2011. Each year a scholarship is awarded to one of the students at Lake-Tech Fire Academy. Tyler has been an outstanding student and will graduate on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 and will take his state exam on 7 December 2011. He has also been a volunteer firefighter with Fruitland Park Fire Department since the age of 14.

LSFCA welcomes FFCA President

Chief Williamson and Chief Bishop
Chief Williamson (left) is the President of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and Chief Bishop (right) is President of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs Association

Chief Williamson attended the monthly meeting of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs Association that was held on September 21 at the Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills.

Chief Williamson is the President of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. He is also the Fire Chief of Winter Garden Fire Department.

The picture is taken with Chief Bishop of the Clermont Fire Department who is also the President of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs Association.

Mike Tucker is Florida’s Fire Chief of the Year

Chief Mike Tucker
Chief Mike Tucker receives Florida's “Fire Chief of the Year” recognition

Congratulations to The Villages Fire Chief Mike Tucker, who received the 2011 Florida Fire Chief of the Year award recognition at the recent Florida Fire Chief’s Conference in Marco Island.

[Click here to read The Villages Daily Sun article]

This is the second time a Lake-Sumter Fire Chief’s Association member has won this award. Chief Bill Gulbrandsen won the award in 2007.