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Submitted by LCDPS
Members of the Levy County Department of Public Safety completed promotional testing on June 2 and 3 at the Public Safety Complex (PSC) in Bronson.
Six training sessions took place during the month of May to help prepare the staff for the assessment.
Current LCDPS EMS members that hold a valid Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance were eligible to test for a dual certified position with LCDPS on the specified dates.
All 21 members that were present for testing successfully completed the assessment. The assessment consisted of a 50-question written test and timed circuit drill. These members are now qualified to work in a dual-certified capacity as a Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT on a transport unit.
This cross-training will potentially improve the level of service provided by Levy County Department of Public Safety by enabling members on the transport units to assist with fire operations on fire scenes and to work at the county fire stations if there are vacant shifts —
ultimately, providing better coverage for unincorporated areas of the county.