Chairman Welton Cadwell (left) and Exec Director Jerry Smith (right) thank Barbara Lehman from the County Clerk’s Finance Office for her years of service and dedication.
At the beginning of their September 29, 2015 meeting, the Lake EMS Board of Directors honored three dedicated professionals who are retiring from their positions at the County and at Lake EMS soon. All three have been instrumental in the ongoing success of Lake EMS—Barbara Lehman, Sanford Minkoff, and Marilyn Sonn.
Chairman Welton Cadwell thanks County Attorney Sanford Minkoff for providing a successful legal and financial foundation for Lake-Sumter EMS and now Lake EMS.
Chairman Welton Cadwell thanked Barbara Lehman from the County Clerk’s Finance Office and County Attorney Sanford Minkoff for their assistance and dedication over the years. Chairman Cadwell lauded them both for the work they did to provide a successful legal and financial foundation for Lake-Sumter EMS and now Lake EMS. Commissioner Conner added his thanks to Mr. Minkoff for his instrumental role during the transition from Lake-Sumter EMS to Lake EMS.
Ms. Marilyn Sonn, Lake EMS Finance Manager, was recognized for 14 years of service and honored on the occasion of her retirement.
Ms. Marilyn Sonn, Lake EMS Finance Manager, was recognized for 14 years of service and honored on the occasion of her retirement. Mr. Smith explained that Ms. Sonn joined Lake-Sumter EMS in March of 2001 and faced the challenge of creating a Finance Department and necessary financial processes. During her tenure, she managed the department very well while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Mr. Smith thanked Ms. Sonn for the many hours she “burned the midnight oil” on work projects.
Lake EMS greatly appreciates the service of these three dedicated individuals. We wish them all much success in the next chapters of their lives.
Fruitland Park Mayor Chris Bell (center) presents EMS Week 2015 proclamation to Lake EMS and Fruitland Park Fire
National EMS Week – “EMS Strong” • The City of Fruitland Park proclaimed the week of May 17, 2015 as “Emergency Medical Services Week”
This Sunday May 17, 2015, marks the beginning of National EMS Week, Fruitland Park’s “Emergency Medical Services Week” and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care in Fruitland Park along with LakeEMS and our Fire Department. As well as other agencies throughout Lake and Sumter Counties, in Central Florida, our great state, and throughout the United States.
This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation’s fire departments and ems service providers. The fire and ems service has a rich history of protecting the health and safety of our communities through an ‘all hazards’ response model that includes the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care via a multi-tiered system. Fire service personnel and EMS providers are located, trained, and equipped to provide virtually every community with timely pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical response and patient care. It starts with 911 Operators and Dispatchers, and then transitions to Firefighters, First Responders, EMTs and Paramedics that respond quickly, professionally, and compassionately in our communities starting with Fruitland Park and across the entire United States – and they do it every day, 24/7.
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