New Fire Chief for Jacksonville

Mayor John Peyton, as  required, is now putting together  his transition team for the  next mayor. In doing so, he  appointed Dan Kleman as  head, who presently serves as  director of Jacksonville’s Fire-  Rescue Department and  replaced him with Dr. Charles  Moreland. Moreland will need  to be confirmed by the City  Council. He has been with  Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department for twenty years. He  has served as chairman of the department’s rescue division  since 2003 and will be the city’s second African American  Chief. Prior to Peyton, Ray Alfred served. 

In 2009, Chief Moreland was named EMS Administrator of  the Year by the Florida Association of County EMS. He  received his bachelor from Edward Waters College. He also  has a degree in nursing, a doctorate of education and a masters  in public administration from Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Moreland was the first minority to serve as chief of rescue  and led a command of more than 200 personnel.

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  1. Please record the issue year and number for later use and PRINT THIS PAGE for your own record.

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    Issue Year: 2011 Issue Number: 5002939

    Date & Time Entered: 1/3/2011 3:54:12 PM Est. 1st Action On: 1/5/2011 Estimated Completion: 2/14/2011

    Address: 416 CHURCH ST E

    Description: Special needs calls during emergency

    Comments: This is to the Mayor specificallhy. I was urgently instructed to contact his office directly by the admitting physician of the emergency room at baptist hospital. On the 23rd of dec I was deathly ill. I have no car, and too sick to walk downtown to the bank to cash a check. My friend walked to the EMT office across from Winn Dixie downtown on Libety Street and asked their assistance. They told him to tell me to get a cab to the doctor. That was before they came to my home on Church Street. One of the EMTs took my temperature and said “she`s surely sick,-104 degree temp, can`t breathe, and an oxygen blood level of 88 instead of 100. The lead EMT told me to take tylenol,. NOT to take any steroids, and to drink plenty of fluids. I tried that, getting sicker, with fluctuating temps, until I finally made myself walk to the bus stop and the walk from the skyway to Baptist emergency entrance. It almost killed me in that I was getting no oxygen at all by then. I was disagnosed with chronic bronchitis coupled with severe and acute pneumonia. They Would not take me to the hospital–they insisted I scrounge up or borrow the money for a cab. The respiratory therapist said that it could have been just a matter of 20 minutes or so and my lungs could have stopped completely, most likely not to return. Sincerely, and lucky compared to the lack of treatment I`ve received, ,Dixianne Dean. By the way I pay taxes. I work at the Blackstone Corporation – you know- the black glass building across from the County Courthouse Annex. The ER Doctor was emphatic that I contact the Mayor and settle for no less. Dixianne Dean 416A Church Street East Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-482-5577 Alitha.dean@att.net

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    Name: alitha dean

    Address: 416 a e church st

    City / State / Zip: Jacksonville , FL 32202

    E-Mail: alitha.dean@att.net

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