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.
The LSFCA presented the Sumter EMS communications center with a plaque and cupcakes in recognition of National Telecommunicators Week. The plaque reads:
Sumter EMS Communications
For your commitment and dedication to excellence
on behalf of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs’ Association
National Telecommunicators Week
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 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.