Four months after The Villages Public Safety Department grew with its greatest batch of new firefighters, the company on Friday added to its ranks with one in every of its smallest courses of new trainees.
At a “pinning” ceremony at VPS headquarters, Chief Edmund Cain and his management employees welcomed aboard firefighter-paramedic Kelly Johns and Firefighter-EMT Alex Dacek.
Johns mentioned he has been a first-responder for about eight years. He joined VPS from the Leesburg Fire Department, the place he labored briefly after a number of years as a paramedic in Marion County.
“Excited. Confident. Honored,” Johns mentioned of how he felt about becoming a member of the division. He added that he wished to be a part of VPS as a result of “they’ve the most effective of every little thing.”
Dacek mentioned he labored completely different jobs, together with soccer referee and landscaper, earlier than changing into all in favour of fireplace service.
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