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Firefighters train at national academy alongside out-of-state peers

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TAVARES, Fla. — Lake County Fire Rescue personnel recently attended the National Fire Academy’s Florida State Weekend training in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The classes offer firefighters an opportunity to further their experience and education with instruction from subject-matter experts. Alongside their peers from Maine and Indiana, six Lake County Fire personnel studied fire investigation, strategy, and tactics for the initial arriving company officer.

To date, more than 45 Lake County firefighters have attended the academy.

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“While the national average for fire departments is less than 2 percent attendance, Lake County is now proud to have 23 percent of its staff having attended this national training— an unbelievable accomplishment,” Fire Chief Jim Dickerson said. “Our firefighters gained valuable knowledge not only from the course curriculum but also through their fellow firefighters. I am thankful that Lake County prides itself on training and professional development, allowing our personnel to participate in the annual event.”

Attendance to the academy is free and provides a lifetime of networking with fire service professionals throughout the world. Chief Dickerson plans to bring another six firefighters to training next year.

Lake County Fire Rescue protects county residents and visitors in an area covering approximately 1,200 square miles, with nearly 70,000 residences and up to 2,000 commercial properties. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFireRescue or www.twitter.com/lakefirePIO.

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