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Lieutenant Vince Easevoli has been a paramedic/firefighter for 27 years, working with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for the past 22 years. In 1988, Vince founded Florida S.A.F.E. Inc. (Stay Alive From Education), the presenters of Street Smart. The program began as a classroom presentation to teens across the state of Florida. Today, through grant and corporate funding, Street Smart has become an award-winning program reaching close to a million participants. Florida S.A.F.E. Inc. has evolved into a international nonprofit organization dedicated to making teens and military personnel aware of the consequences of driving under the influence, illegal drug use, non compliance of seat belts and the trauma associated with these dangers.
Lieutenant Joe McCluan has been a paramedic/firefighter for more than 21 years working with the Orlando Fire Department and Seminole County Fire/Rescue. He is the Assistant Director of Florida S.A.F.E. and started as the Chapter Coordinator for the Orlando Chapter in 1999.
Retired Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Neusch is a presenter and Treasurer of Florida SAFE Inc. Scott is very passionate about reducing the number of needless injuries and deaths from young people making poor choices. Scott has worked as a professional firefighter/paramedic for 15 years in Central Florida and has developed an extreme passion for injury prevention.
Scott Neusch has received a number of recognitions for his work in the first responder field and as an injury prevention speaker, including United Safety Council's Gold Star for Safety Award for 2010, 2009, Orlando Elks Lodge Outstanding Community Service Award 2004, Nicholas Rosecrans Award, Best Injury Prevention Program in the Nation, 2003, Orlando Fire Department Outstanding Contribution to the Community for Presenting the S.A.F.E. Program, 2002, Florida Distinguished Service Award, 1998 and Paramedic Student of the Year, 1997.
Scott McIntyre has been a firefighter since 1993 and a Paramedic since 1995. Scott Currently works for the City of Orlando Fire Department where he holds the rank of Lieutenant/ Paramedic. Scott has been an instructor with Florida SAFE since 2000 and currently holds the position of State Program Coordinator, in which he is responsible for grants and grant writing. Scott resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and two children.
Scott is also coordinating Florida SAFE's professional athletes program to show in graphic detail the consequences of their poor choices and how it impacts not only their life and career, but the lives of their teammates as well. Scott and Florida SAFE hope to soon finalize a partnership that brings the program to the NFL and other professional sports leagues.
Captain Ronny Garcia has been a Firefighter/Paramedic with Tampa Fire Rescue for 28 years. He has been a Presenter for Florida S.A.F.E., Inc., presenting programs like the "Street Smart" program since 1999. Ronny is a native of Tampa, FL, where he loves to present in the local High Schools, with the hopes of making a difference.
Besides his wife and family, Ronny likes to recall two of his proudest moments in his life. Being named Firefighter of The Year for Tampa Fire Rescue in 2001 is one. The other he gets to relive every time he presents the Street Smart program. "The looks on their faces, the feeling you get when they say thank you for presenting such a great program. It's that same feeling a paramedic gets when they were involved in a terrible scene, and they have a part in the saving of a life. Looking at their faces after the program, you realize you may have just done that."
Greg McCarty is a retired Rescue Lieutenant who served with Tampa Fire Rescue for 18 years. As one of the original Florida S.A.F.E. presenters, he has been associated with this program since 1999. Greg sincerely enjoys delivering the message of safe driving and good decision making in hopes of making a difference in the lives of young people. Greg feels that hearing from participants that the program makes a difference is the most rewarding part. He is a lifelong resident of Tampa, FL where he lives with his wife and three children. Over the years, he has enjoyed volunteering at his children's school events such as Relay For Life and at their sporting events.
City of Orlando Firefighter/Paramedic Pat Kelly began his career in 1993 as an E.M.T. The fire academy followed soon after and then paramedic training and a Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Leadership. As the father of three beautiful children and the son of Lt. Col. G.H. Kelly USMC ret. both the student and military target audiences hit close to home. Pat has been presenting the "streetsmart" program since 2004.
Lieutenant Jereme Cadorette has been a firefighter/paramedic for 14 years working for the Orlando Fire Department. Jereme became a presentor of Streetsmart in January of 2000. He has personally delivered the Streetsmart message to over 100,000 students in his ten years with Florida SAFE Inc. He is very passionate about his service to others both as a firefighter and Streetsmart team member.
Chris began his career as a firefighter/ paramedic in 1997. In 2002 he went to work with the Orlando Fire Department, and is currently an Engineer on Tower 9. Chris has been with the Street Smart Team since 2005.
Juan Chaustre has proudly served as Firefighter/Paramedic for the past 12 years and is currently serving with Miami Dade Fire Rescue. He earned an EMS degree and has been teaching CPR and first aid for the past 4 years in both English and Spanish. He hopes to educate and invoke safe driving, drug awareness and responsible habits to young adults. He greatly enjoys teaching and looks forward to launching the S.A.F.E Program in Spanish.
Miami Dade County Firefighter/Paramedic Oscar Duran began his career in 1999. Along the way he earned his Emergency Medical Services Degree as well as serving Dade County as a Dive Rescue Specialist, Helicopter Flight Medic and an Airport Rescue Firefighter. Oscar responds to horrific car accidents on a daily basis. He strongly believes that through awareness and education most of these tragedies can be avoided.