The Eustis Elks Lodge No. 1578 recently presented Lake County Firefighter Lieutenant Kathy Edwards with the Firefighter of the Year award for 2011.
Lieutenant Edwards was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the Lake County Fire Rescue Division, her many contributions to the community, and for her role in numerous fire safety and prevention education initiatives.
According to Edwards, who has devoted 17 years to fire services and 11 years to various public education endeavors, it’s all about making a positive impact on someone’s life.
“Words can’t explain seeing so much loss and devastation, but balance can be achieved by knowing that something or someone was changed, perhaps a life was saved, by the teaching we do,” said Edwards. “Knowing I was a part of that is the real reward.”
For more information about Lieutenant Kathy Edwards or this award, call the Lake County Fire Rescue Division at (352) 343-9458.