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Partnership between Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office bolsters emergency response on waterways

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2011

TAVARES — If an emergency occurs on Lake County’s heavily traveled lakes and rivers during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a partnership between the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake County Department of Public Safety, Fire Rescue Division, is prepared to respond quickly and effectively.

Similar to the past several years, paramedics from the Lake County Fire Rescue Division will partner with Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies in responding to emergencies occurring on the County’s most–used waterways during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Beginning Saturday, May 28 and ending Monday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., a Lake County Fire Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic will be stationed on each of three Sheriff’s Office vessels patrolling the Harris Chain of Lakes, St. Johns River and Silver Glen Springs. Onboard Paramedics will be equipped with life-saving equipment, including a cardiac monitor and an oxygen tank.

“We’re happy to be teaming up with the Sheriff’s Office again to help promote safety on our waterways during the holiday,” said John Jolliff, Lake County Director of Public Safety/Fire Chief. “The ultimate goal is to better serve and protect the citizens and visitors of Lake County, and this partnership does just that.”


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