The Apopka news year in review: Carnesale’s idea leads to partnership…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   The temporary station at the Northwest Recreation Facility will be staffed by seven firefighters per shift and will have a fire truck, ambulance and mini rescue squad on site. And although the actual Fire Station #5 building is projected for a February of 2018 opening, Carnesale didn’t want to wait. Please enter your comment!   “I wanted to get a two or three-month jump ahead of the real Station #5 opening. If we can get to someone in need or a house on fire within three minutes, why wouldn’t we start now?”  Opening two temporary fire stations to improve response times can be described as innovative or visionary, but the AFD’s usage of a hospital site might be distinctive in another way.  For over 40 years the AFD and FHP have been partners in the community, but now with the completion of its new hospital on Harmon Road, that relationship is taking the next step.The AFD is converting a 2,000 square foot construction trailer and additional space on the hospital property into a temporary fire station that will house nine firefighters (three at a time working 24-hour shifts), and a fire truck until Fire Station #6 is completed.According to Carnesale, and research done by The Apopka Voice, this may well be the only fire station operating on a hospital property anywhere in the United States.Carnesale is pleased with the partnership and the location – which is nearby to the permanent Fire Station #6 site.“When the AFD first started with an ambulance service Florida Hospital was the hospital we transported our patients to. So with the larger facility and rapidly-growing community we have in this section of the city, we presented the idea of placing a fire station on the new campus, and they took us up on it.”The temporary site of Fire Station #6 on the Florida Hospital campus will open on December 3rd.Tim Cook is equally pleased with his new tenants. “To have our local first responders right on site creates a synergy that will be beneficial to each organization and most importantly our entire community,” said Cook, the senior vice president/administrator for Florida Hospital Apopka. “The closer the hospital team and fire and rescue teams work together, the greater the potential for constant improvement on how we respond together to people in need… and while proximity is not the only way to achieve that synergy it will greatly enhance it. We couldn’t be more positive about having fire and rescue right on campus.”  Carnesale also sees the synergy described by Cook. “That gives them (FHP) faster fire protection, and it gives us quicker response times to three major roadways (the 429, 415 and the 451),” he said. “It can be challenging to get to accident scenes on those roads, but with a station at the hospital we will have quicker response times to those roads as well.” Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11  “This will save us 6-8 minutes on response time from the Welch Road fire station,” he said. “We have the Station #5 firefighters and the trucks, so I wanted to take full advantage and use them now.” TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: The Apopka Police Department is accreditedNext articleHere’s Everything Coming to Netflix in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Editor’s Note: This is the 16th in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #16: Two new temporary fire stations opening in DecemberThe Apopka Fire Department is about to get faster, and more responsive thanks to an idea by its fire chief.On December 3rd, two temporary fire stations will open at the new Florida Hospital (FHP) on Harmon Road, and at the Northwest Recreation Facility. It was Chuck Carnesale’s vision to open the stations simultaneously. He considers it a commitment to Apopka to make this bold move.“Opening two new fire stations on the same day is historical for our department,” said Carnesale, the Chief of the AFD. “It shows how serious we are about public safety and getting to people quickly that need help.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  According to Carnesale, both sites will remain active until the permanent fire stations are completed.Fire Station #5 is projected to open in February of 2018, You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

U-turn motorists could pay hefty toll

first_imgTwitter Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsU-turn motorists could pay hefty tollBy admin – April 14, 2011 845 Previous articleScarlets next up for MunsterNext articleYoung Munster face Cork Con in Semi Final admin WhatsAppcenter_img Print Linkedin Email Behaviour described as ‘irresponsible’FOOTAGE of motorists from the Shannon direction reversing back onto the Clonmacken roundabout, just before the entrance to the Tunnel toll plaza, has been handed over to gardaí.Drivers have been observed conducting the dangerous manoeuvre of reversing in the hard shoulder to take an alternative route, not wanting to pay the toll charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cameras dotted along the new road network have also captured drivers performing U-turns and driving in the wrong direction.The footage was sent to the Road Safety Authority by Tunnel management, prompting a national campaign to educate motorists against such irresponsible driving.Tunnel operator Direct Route’s General Manager, Tom King, told the Limerick Post that he was now working with the RSA to introduce measures to prevent such behaviour.“We have had incidents where people drove onto the approach roads at Rosbrien, the Ennis Road junction and Clonmacken, then changed their minds and did a U-turn, driving in the wrong direction.“Motorists were getting to know the route, which explains most of this, but we are still seeing ‘ghost drivers’ exiting the roundabout at Clonmacken to use the tunnel, seeing the toll plaza and reversing back on to the roundabout.“This driver behaviour is completely irresponsible and dangerous”.“Also, if there is an accident and cars are queuing up behind it, impatient drivers have turned around and gone back the way they came, on a one-way road”.Mr. King explained that the gardaí were taking these matters very seriously.“There will be a court appearance and possibly a driving ban for those prosecuted.“The tunnel road is one of the safest in the country because of our cameras, and the automatic detection system that alerts gardaí to incidents of dangerous driving or accidents”.Mr. King met with the RSA this Tuesday and revealed that stringent new measures to prevent dangerous driver behaviour are to be introduced in the coming months.last_img read more

Bar’s Advertising Task Force gets its marching orders

first_img Bar’s Advertising Task Force gets its marching orders The Florida Bar’s Advertising Task Force 2004 has held its first meeting which included a review of Bar advertising regulations and a discussion of the challenges the group faces.Bar President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson, who has made the review of ad rules a priority for her upcoming year leading the Bar, gave the panel its charge at the March 9 meeting in Tampa.The panel is to review Bar advertising rules and recommend any needed changes, including alterations that would clarify the meaning of the rules and help provide notice to Bar members of the rules’ intent, Johnson said. She also called for a specific review of the Bar’s requirement that most ads be reviewed, including whether the Bar can require that those ads be filed prior to broadcast or publication.Current Bar rules require the filing be no later than concurrent with the first broadcast or publication.Johnson also asked the task force to submit its final report to the Board of Governors in the 2004-05 Bar year, her presidential year which starts July 1.Former Bar President Ben Hill, who chaired the 1995-97 Joint Presidential Task Force on Advertising, gave the task force a history of Bar advertising regulations.The Bar’s first advertising commission was set up in the late 1980s, a few years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bates decision made lawyer advertising legal, he said. The majority opinion predicted only routine legal services would lend themselves to advertising, and personal injury and criminal matters would not be likely candidates for ads. Dissenters predicted a glut of misleading ads that would damage the profession.The first ads, Hill said, were relatively restrained, but by the late 1980s ads were frequently misleading and deceptive. The Bar launched a two-year review, including a study that showed the public had a lower opinion of the legal system because of lawyer advertising.That commission recommended, the Board of Governors approved, and the Florida Supreme Court included in Bar rules some of the toughest regulations on lawyer advertising in the country. They included the requirement that most ads be submitted to the Bar for review, a ban on promising results in ads, limitations on images that could be shown in ads, a ban on using nonlawyer spokespersons in broadcast ads, and a ban on direct mail solicitations for 30 days following a personal injury.The latter regulation led to a legal challenge that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in The Florida Bar v. Went For It, Inc., upheld the regulation in a 5-4 decision. It was the first time the high court had upheld any state bar advertising rule.Following that decision, Hill said the Bar launched its second review of ads and its rules, which he chaired. That commission had the goal of improving the advertising regulations, and it recommended many changes, including television and Internet ads. Most of the changes made in the wake of the commission’s recommendations are still in effect, Hill said.He also advocated a periodic review of ad rules and urged the task force to retain rules as a restraint on advertising and to avoid ads that can mislead the public.Following Hill, the task force heard from Bar outside counsel Barry Richard, who represented the Bar on the U.S. Supreme Court appeal, Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert, who oversees the Bar’s advertising rules, and Legal Division Director Tony Boggs. Boggs reported on the Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee, which was set up two years ago to bring uniformity to prosecution of ad rule violations.Following the presentations, task force members had a wide-ranging discussion about lawyer advertising. Several members said it is important to have clear, fair, and simple rules that are enforced. Others said while there is a potential for misleading advertising, it’s also important to realize good advertising can educate the public about legal issues and their rights and — since most don’t know an attorney — help find a lawyer if they need one.The task force chair is former Board of Governors member Manny Morales of Miami, and board member Charles Chobee Ebbets of Daytona Beach is vice chair.Other members are Naples attorney Basil L. Bain, Tampa attorney John C. Bales, state Assistant Attorney General Linzie F. Bogan of Tallahassee, Live Oak attorney John R.J. Bullard, Allstate Insurance attorney Mina C. Bustamante of Jacksonville, Nova Southeastern University School of Law Professor Debra M. Curtis, Tampa attorney William F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr., Orlando attorney Michael R. Hammond of Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Ft. Myers attorney Kelly K. Huang, Tallahassee attorney S. Curtis Kiser, Hollywood attorney Rozalyn Landisburg, Palm Beach Gardens attorney Theodore J. Leopold, Pensacola attorney Ann E. Meador, Tampa attorney Shane T. Munoz, nonlawyer John L. Remsen, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale who advises law firms on marketing, board member Robert A. Rush of Gainesville, Pensacola attorney David L. Sellers, Tampa attorney Bill Wagner, and Tallahassee attorney Matthew R. Willard.The task force has tentatively agreed to meet again in May, although it had not set a date as this News went to press. Members also authorized Morales to appoint subcommittees to study various parts of the advertising rules. 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