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FIREFIGHTER TAYLOR RILEY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FROM FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE FOR HEROISM & COMMUNITY SERVICE! 


 

One of Lakeland’s finest, Firefighter Taylor Riley of Station 1 was recognized by Firehouse Magazine, by being selected as an awardee of their annual Heroism and Community Service Award. Taylor was selected as one of fifty firefighters in the nation, and the only winner from Florida, for his incredible act of bravery when he entered a burning building last December to rescue a young boy. The building was 95% engulfed in flames when he entered. 


Taylor was recommended by his Battalion Chief Michael Williams for the award and was selected by a panel of fire service professionals from across the country.

Congratulations to Taylor Riley and thank you for serving the people of Lakeland so well.

This is a picture of the building when he went in. Not before or after, but during. AMAZING!



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LAKELAND ELECTRIC RECEIVED APPA HIGHEST DESIGNATION

Reliability, Safety, Training and System Improvement




LAKELAND, FL (April 5, 2013) - Lakeland Electric recently received the highest designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) as part of the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) platinum award program. Lakeland Electric was one of six utilities nationwide that received the highest APPA designation at Diamond Level for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.  Lakeland Electric had a perfect 100% score.

“Lakeland Electric is proud to be recognized as having one of the best operating records in the public power industry,” said Joel Ivy, General Manager at Lakeland Electric. “This recognition is a reflection of our continued commitment to deliver safe, reliable power to our customers as efficiently as possible.”

The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices, and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

“We have one of the best reliability ratings in the industry and at this time we have one of the lowest rates in Florida,” said Ivy. “Receiving the RP3 designation is a reflection of our commitment to our customers and it’s an honor to be recognized on a national level for the work we are doing in Lakeland.”

In order to attain Gold designation, a utility must earn at least 80% of the possible points. Utilities that meet 90-97% of the program criteria receive Platinum designation. Diamond designation is awarded to utilities that meet 98-100% of the program criteria.

Brent McKinney, Manager, Electric Transmission & Distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on March 25th during the Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Kissimmee, Florida.

More information and a full list of the 90 designee – recognized in three categories – are available at www.publicpower.org.

 

 


The American Association of Airport Executives recently announce that 39 airports earned an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in calendar year 2010 and Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was one of them.

The 2010 award winners are:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Bellingham International Airport
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • Blue Grass Airport
  • Centennial Airport
  • Charlotte County Airport
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority
  • Daytona Beach International Airport
  • Dothan Regional Airport
  • Gainesville Regional Airport
  • Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
  • Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Training Academy
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
  • Little Rock National Airport
  • Louisville International Airport
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Morristown Municipal Airport
  • N.W. Arkansas Regional Airport Authority
  • North Texas Regional Airport
  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  • Ocala International Airport
  • Palm Springs International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Port Columbus International Airport
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport
  • Purdue University Airport
  • Rapid City Regional Airport
  • Republic Airport
  • Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Roanoke Regional Airport Commission
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
  • Scottsdale Airport
  • St. George Municipal Airport
  • Tallahassee Regional Airport
  • The University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport
  • Tweed New Haven Airport
  • Wichita Airport Authority
  • Will Rogers World Airport
An ANTN Excellence in Airport Training award signifies that an airport's workers have completed a certain amount of federally mandated airport-specific and continuing education training using ANTN Digicast's Web-based training system. The award levels are based on total training programs watched and total number of employees trained at each airport. Levels vary based on the airport's hub size. Each winning airport is presented with a plaque commemorating its achievement.

"An Excellence in Airport Training awards underscores an airport's dedication to improving all aspects of its operations through advanced training," said Joan Lowden, AAAE senior vice president of communications and general manager of AAAE's Airport News and Training Network (ANTN) division that produces ANTN Digicast. "More than 100 airports rely on Digicast's Web-based training to satisfy both federally mandated training requirements and advanced training curriculum. We're constantly developing new and improved programming to bring even more value to our subscribers. "

Airports that subscribe to ANTN Digicast have unlimited access to the service's training programs, which currently number some 500 videos. Topics covered range from Federal Aviation Administration required annual training in areas including airfield driver training and wildlife mitigation to security-related training, customer service, and more. ANTN Digicast training is designed for airport employees as well as tenants, such as airline workers, who work at an airport.