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.
Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars said Thursday that its earnings this year faced the burden of “very high” expenditure on new models and technologies such as battery-powered cars. Like the rest of the industry, the company is positioning itself for an anticipated shift to autonomous driving and to transportation services such as car-sharing and ride-hailing through smartphone apps.Based on that, the company issued a measured outlook for this year despite a record profit of 10.9 billion euros ($13.5 billion) last year, saying that operating earnings would only be of “the magnitude of the previous year” instead of increasing.Daimler AG said spending on research and development would increase slightly in 2018 after spending 8.7 billion euros in 2017, a rise of 15 percent.The company’s shares dipped on the earnings news and outlook, trading down 1.2 percent at 72.84 euros in midday trading in Europe.CEO Dieter Zetsche’s position is that the company’s core business—selling gasoline- and diesel-powered luxury cars with fat profit margins, plus trucks and buses—is “very healthy and highly profitable” and can provide the investment cash needed to remain a leader as the industry changes rapidly. Daimler says it will spend 10 billion euros on new electric vehicles in the next few years. It has shown off pre-production versions of a new electric-driven EQ sub-brand within Mercedes, saying the first EQ sport-utility vehicle will be launched by the end of this decade. German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry. Earnings were driven by the Mercedes-Benz luxury car division, which increased sales by 8 percent to a record 2.37 million vehicles worldwide. The unit’s revenue rose 6 percent to 94.7 billion euros, resulting in earnings before interest and taxes of 9.2 billion euros, up from 8.1 billion euros in 2016. Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recall This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Profitable Daimler expects heavy spending on new tech (2018, February 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-profitable-daimler-heavy-tech.html CEO of Daimler AG Dieter Zetsche attends the annual balance news conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Daimler AG says its net profit rose 24 percent to a record 10.9 billion euros ($13.5 billion) last year, helped by strong sales of its Mercedes-Benz SUVs and new E-Class luxury sedan. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP) The company said it would pay profit-sharing of 5,700 euros per worker for eligible employees, up from 5,400 euros.The company’s annual news conference in Stuttgart began with Zetsche condemning an experiment commissioned by an industry-backed entity in which monkeys were exposed to diluted diesel exhaust from a Volkswagen vehicle. The entity, known by its German abbreviation EUGT, had representatives from Daimler, Volkswagen, and BMW on its management board.Zetsche said “such experiments are contrary to our values at Daimler” and said the company’s role would be “thoroughly investigated.” The company has said that its representative on the EUGT board has been suspended. CEO of Daimler AG Dieter Zetsche speaks during the annual balance news conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Daimler AG says its net profit rose 24 percent to a record 10.9 billion euros ($13.5 billion) last year, helped by strong sales of its Mercedes-Benz SUVs and new E-Class luxury sedan. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP) This Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 file photo shows the Mercedes logo in the grill of a Mercedes 2016 GLE SUV automobile on display at the Auto Show in Pittsburgh. German automaker Daimler AG says Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, its net profit rose 24 percent to a record 10.9 billion euros ($13.5 billion) last year, helped by strong sales of its Mercedes-Benz SUVs and new E-Class luxury sedan. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo a woman fixes a Daimler Logo on a car at the Daimler AG company in Sindelfingen, Germany. Daimler AG says Thursday, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 its net profit rose 24 percent to a record 10.9 billion euros ($13.5 billion) last year, helped by strong sales of its Mercedes-Benz SUVs and new E-Class luxury sedan. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP, file) Tighter government restrictions on auto emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases are part of the reason behind the industry-wide push into electric vehicles, even though they have limited appeal to consumers due to higher prices, limited range and the amount of time it takes to charge them. Sales could pick up if battery-powered vehicles become cheaper and more convenient than internal combustion ones—a tipping point that some experts say could be reached by the early to mid-2020s.For all of last year, Daimler net profit rose 24 percent, helped by strong sales of its Mercedes-Benz SUVs and the new version of its E-Class luxury sedan. Revenue rose 7 percent to 164.3 billion euros and management proposed its highest dividend to date, of 3.65 euros per share.