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John Simpson Deputy director, Lake County Office of EMS V I TA L



What I enjoy about my work: Every day is a new challenge, and I get to take on these challenges with some of the most amazing and talented people in the world of EMS.

Resides in Fruitland Park. On the job 26 years with Lake County Emergency Medical Services.

Why I was motivated to go into this field: EMS provides

Family: Wife, Teri; two daughters, Janie and Shannon; three granddaughters, Anna, Courtney, and Emma.

the culmination of our decisions and actions. Our decisions and actions not only build our character but define us as a person.

I spend free time: Exploring.

for others and did what he felt was right.

Best advice ever given: You’re only going to go through this life once. Enjoy it and try to leave the world a little bit better than you found it.

a unique opportunity. It provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in someone’s life every single day that you come to work.

Whether it’s a theme park, museum, beach, hiking trail, or winding road, I just like to wander and experience.

about anything fried.

What I enjoy most about Lake County: Even with all of

Pet peeve: Complaining without providing solutions.

My motto: You can do

the growth, Lake County still has a hometown feel.

anything once. This really speaks to my belief that we are

One word that describes me: Dedicated.

My hero: My father. He was the most honorable and patient person I have known. He always looked out

Guilty food pleasure: Just

What I would take with me on a deserted island: A boat. Sooner or later, I would tire of the solitude and want to leave.

Favorite hobbies: Camping, hiking, and cycling.

On my bucket list:

Photo: Anthony Rao

Circumnavigation cruise of South America.




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