Today Lake County Fire Rescue celebrated the promotion of Carter Cork to the rank of lieutenant. The lieutenant position is extremely essential for our department — as the first line supervisor, Cork will be responsible for millions of dollars of property, a substantial amount of citizens, and the safety of the crew assigned.
To be promoted to the rank of lieutenant requires State Certified Fire Officer certification, five years on the department, a written test, and a dynamic assessment center. Carter finished number one on the current eligibility list.
Carter has been with the department since 2000, Lt. Cork will begin the next chapter of his career this Sunday.