Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs Association

Proactive Leadership for Florida's Lake and Sumter County Fire and Emergency Services

Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs Association - Proactive Leadership for Florida's Lake and Sumter County Fire and Emergency Services

LSFCA Honors Public Safety Telecommunicators

Chief Willie Morgan, LSFCA President presents plaques to  Sumter Fire Chief Leland Greek and Kim Tingle, Lake EMS Telecommunicator

Chief Willie Morgan, LSFCA President presents plaques to
Sumter Fire Chief Leland Greek and Kim Tingle, Lake EMS Telecommunicator

Chief Morgan presented plaques on behalf of the Lake-Sumter Fire Chiefs’ Association to honor their respective Communications Center staff during the week of April 13-19, 2014.  This is the time frame designated by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International as National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week when communication centers around the United States recognize the invaluable contributions that EMS, police and fire telecommunicators and dispatchers make by being the first responders to emergency calls from citizens.

Clermont Fire Chief installed as Lake County Representative

Clermont Fire Chief Carle Bishop (left) will represent Lake County in the Central Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association. Other fire chiefs installed are from left to right: Craig Haun, representing Seminole County; Charles Chapman, at-large representative; Kim Neisler, representing Orange County; John Miller, vice president and Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association President Ron Parrish.

Clermont Fire Chief Carle Bishop, one of Central Florida’s longest serving firefighters and fire chiefs, was recently installed as the Lake County representative and board member of the Central Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association.
Bishop became a firefighter for the Clermont Fire Department in 1971, the same year that the country’s voting age was lowered to 18 and Walt Disney World opened in Orlando. Bishop was following in his father’s shoes and often was the lone firefighter responding to fires. Just three years later, he was named assistant chief. He has held a chief officer position in the Clermont Fire Department for 40 years.

[Read the full article at The Clermont News Leader]