Jeremy Pittman came to LCDPS in October of 2012 as a 19 year old with no background working in public safety. He had passed by the Fire Station in his rural community in Levy County several times thinking about volunteering in an effort to fulfill his desire of giving back to his community.
Jeremy was hired as a Support Responder, and was given the opportunity to complete Firefighter I training, for which he immediately signed up. After Firefighter I, he knew this was a career he wanted to pursue and soon completed the requirements for Firefighter II certification. Within less than 10 months of being hired, he reached his goal of becoming a Firefighter II and is now able to serve the citizens and visitors of our community and preserve life and property in the best way possible. Since then, Jeremy has completed schooling for EMT certification and is now planning to complete the test to become a certified EMT; he plans to start paramedic school in the next 12-24 months.
He says the dedication and effort to achieve his FFI, FFII, and future EMT certifications are all worth it to be able to give back to his community. His coworkers and supervisors describe him as a dedicated and hard worker that is considerate, outgoing, courteous, respectful and professional. He’s always willing to help and has assisted in mentoring and recruiting others. Jeremy represents the core values of LCDPS unreservedly: integrity, professionalism, service, and stewardship. He takes great pride in giving back to his community.