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.
A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North. Friday 30 Aug 2019, 12:16 PM Raymond McCord who is taking the case. Image: Niall Carson/PA By Alan Erwin “He also has decided, to help him do that, to bring in a scheme or system of his own way of suspending parliament. This is a prime minister who will do anything to get his own way, without concern for the people of Northern Ireland or the peace process.With Johnson pledging that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October “do or die”, he is facing three court challenges in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Although McCord’s case is listed for full hearing next month, he took urgent legal steps after plans to close parliament for up to five weeks were announced.His lawyers contend that the use of prorogation is unconstitutional.At today’s hearing Lavery told the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan:Our position is that parliament should have as much time as possible to debate this. It may impede it to such an extent that it’s not possible to have a proper, effective debate.Tony McGleenan QC, representing the government and prime minister, pointed out that a similar attempt to secure an injunction was refused in the Scottish case.Opposing the bid for an urgent hearing ahead of the full judicial review application, he said:I do not see Northern Ireland-specific aspects for interim relief articulated here.Adjourning proceedings until next week, Sir Declan imposed a deadline for lodging further papers. 64 Comments Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4788824 Raymond McCord who is taking the case. Share28 Tweet Email Image: Niall Carson/PA A NO-DEAL Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, the High Court in Belfast heard today.Counsel for victims campaigner Raymond McCord claimed the region would suffer worst from the UK quitting the EU without an agreement as he advanced attempts to stop Boris Johnson suspending parliament.He is seeking an urgent injunction aimed at forcing the British prime minister to reverse plans to prorogue the House of Commons ahead of the 31 October leave date.His barrister, Ronan Lavery QC, argued:“In many ways there are stronger reasons in Northern Ireland why interim relief is applicable, because of the obvious turmoil that will be created here if there’s a no-deal Brexit.”With the legal action adjourned to next week, McCord confirmed he still intends to press for an interim order to block the planned parliamentary shutdown.The Belfast man, whose son Raymond Jr was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1997, is mounting a wider action against any withdrawal from the EU without an agreement.Good Friday AgreementHe claims a departure on those terms would breach the Good Friday Agreement and threaten the Northern Ireland peace process.Outside court McCord explained why he believes Johnson’s prorogation move must be overturned.“It’s undemocratic. We have got a prime minister who wants to force Brexit through with no deal,” he claimed. Aug 30th 2019, 12:16 PM 31,729 Views As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article