You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Friday, December 30th. During the New Year’s weekend (Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1st) we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Originally Published: June 15th, 2016The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to approve Chuck Carnesale as Apopka’s new fire chief. He takes over a department of more than 80 firefighters.“He started as an Explorer at age 13, graduated high school, Fire Academy and EMT school simultaneously in 1989, and was a dispatcher at age 17,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. ” he has filled almost every position at The Apopka Fire department.”“I hate to mention I’ve been on this journey for 33 years when my mother dropped me off to look at fire trucks,” said Carnesale. “Thank you. I won’t let you down. I won’t let the public down. I won’t let the firefighters down.”Carnesale has served as assistant fire chief since 2013, heading up the fire department’s emergency medical and ambulance services. He is certified as a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, fire officer, fire inspector and instructor in various fields. In 1990, Carnesale was hired as a full-time firefighter/EMT. In 2000 he was recognized by then Gov. Jeb Bush as Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year.Chuck CarnesaleHe was promoted to engineer in 2001, lieutenant in 2005, captain and EMS coordinator in 2006 and assistant fire chief in 2013. Carnesale attended Seminole State and Valencia colleges, Florida State Fire College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.He has served on several medical boards, and this year Orange County Medical Director Dr. George Ralls appointed him to the Orange County EMS Advisory Council.The City Council was pleased with Kilsheimer’s choice.“Chuck is an amazing person,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. I know he is going to do a fantastic job. I couldn’t be more happy for you (Carnesale).”“I’m glad we brought someone in from our own fire department,” said Commissioner Billie Dean. “We have the best fire department in America. We should hire from within. I commend you (Kilsheimer) on the choice.”Carnesale replaces former Fire Chief Lee Bronson. TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentChuck CarnesaleFire Chief Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Warrant issued for Richard Anderson’s arrestNext article5 Ways to Beat Mindless Eating Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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along the Qinghai Tibet highway waste pollution problem, the government and non-governmental organizations to cooperate to explore methods of waste collection and transportation along the Qinghai Tibet highway, and plans to build 8 this year to recycling based "green station in Qinghai Tibet along the Qinghai Tibet highway".
according to the introduction, in 2013, the Hoh Xil Protected Area Management Bureau and the environmental NGO Green River Environmental Protection Association conducted survey of rubbish along the highway, in the Kunlun mountain Tanggula mountains 450 km Qinghai Tibet on both sides of the road, found a total of nearly 160 thousand pieces of rubbish, of which the vast majority are not biodegradable plastic packaging, mainly from the driver and tourists discarded.
"the garbage not only destroyed the grassland landscape, but also pollute the Tibetan Plateau and the Yangtze River water source, and directly cause harm to livestock and wild animal, plastic products can not be digested in the cattle and sheep often leads to illness and death." Green River Environmental Protection Association President Yang Xin said.
it is understood that this year, Qinghai city of Golmud province and the environmental NGO Green River Environmental Protection Association, established 8 called "green Tibet inn" public site in the range of Qinghai Tibet highway in Golmud to Tanggula town about 420 km long. The main station to garbage collection, taking into account the long-distance driver, self driving tourists to provide a short break, and focus on ecological resources and environmental protection publicity.
Yang Xin, the Green Inn will rely on the Qinghai Tibet line landscape features and free toilets, free water, free Internet, free of charge and other public services, attracting long-distance freight drivers, self driving tourists short rest stop, encourage drivers and tourists put their garbage into garbage bins, and visitors through the driver the exchange characteristics of various promotional souvenirs. Staff and volunteers will be garbage classification, compression package, with the aid of the Qinghai Tibet highway empty vehicles to transport the cheap, the garbage can be transported to the centralized disposal of Golmud.
" method of garbage collection, distributed long-distance transportation, centralized disposal "is to explore some garbage collection to the Qinghai Tibet Plateau is, if the operation is successful, can also be extended to other trunk and branch of Tibetan plateau." Golmud Urban Management Bureau official said.
it is understood that the main infrastructure construction funds and basic operating costs of the Qinghai Tibet green station by the government, the Green River Environmental Protection Association will mobilize the participation of public welfare funds. "According to preliminary budget, the infrastructure part of the government funds one-time investment 3 million 600 thousand yuan, one-time investment of 2 million yuan of social capital, 8 year post green running costs budget 910 thousand yuan, of which the government of 400 thousand yuan, 510 thousand yuan to raise society." Yang Xin said.
of Qinghai Tibet highway is one of the important channels in Tibet, it originated from Qinghai Xining, crosses the river crossing nearly 2000 kilometers, passing through Qinghai, Golmud to Tibet Lhasa, where hundreds of kilometers through the Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve and Sanjiang National Nature Reserve.