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East Lake Fire Rescue is proud to announce Kenny Lane as their 2016 Firefighter of the Year. Kenny Lane, who was recently promoted to Driver Engineer, has been a Firefighter Paramedic with East Lake Fire Rescue since March of 2010. Lane came to East Lake Fire Rescue after serving in Marion County Fire Rescue for 6 years.
Kenny Lane is actively engaged in several aspects of our organization including the Water Extrication Team, AHA instructor for Healthcare Provider, ACLS and PALS, the hiring committee, and acting lieutenant.
At a recent incident, East Lake Fire Rescue responded for a victim pinned under the water by a commercial lawn mower. Arriving crews saw no sign of the mower or the victim. Kenny Lane, an East Lake Fire Rescue rapid diver, entered the zero visibility water, located the victim, and lifted the mower within four minutes. The victim was removed from the water and transported to a local Hospital with a return of spontaneous respirations.
Kenny Lane is a great asset to our team. The department would like to congratulate Kenny Lane, his wife Lindsey Lane and their soon to be born baby girl Ella Grace Lane.
2016 Firefighter of the Year: Kenny Lane
2015 Firefighter of the Year: Danny Weber
East Lake Fire Rescue (ELFR) named Danny Weber as district’s firefighter of the year for 2015. Weber also received the Morroni Award as Pinellas County Firefighter of the year. He received these awards due to his heroic actions while on duty June 12, 2015, when a Tampa Bay woman lost control of her car and drove straight into a pond. When ELFR arrived on the scene of the accident, Weber jumped into the pond without hesitation and made his way to the victim’s vehicle. Weber used a glass-breaking tool on the driver’s window and pulled the victim out of the sinking vehicle.