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Palm Harbor Fire Rescue purchases portable speed bumps for apparatus

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Palm Harbor Fire Rescue purchased 5 portable speedbumps for use during roadway incidents to aid in slowing traffic down near first responders while out in the roadway. These speed bumps were obtained after securing a AAA Safety Grant. Also purchased with this grant were new safety vests as well as a portable roadway sign warning drivers of an a accident scene ahead.

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JASON HAYNESCorrespondent

Jason Haynes is a highly trained professional with a proven track record of leadership and selfless service. Committed to the fire service and members of Palm Harbor Fire Rescue by following the core values of his organization through professionalism, integrity, service, leadership, and innovation. Chief Haynes has been a certified firefighter since 1993 and currently serves as the Division Chief of Training and Safety with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue. Jason has been with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue for the last 22 years, holding various positions such as Firefighter EMT/Paramedic, Driver/Operator, Lieutenant, and Division Chief of Training and Safety for the past six years. Prior to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, Jason worked for Belleair Bluffs Fire Department, and Indian Rocks Beach Fire Department as a firefighter EMT. Jason holds an associate degree in Fire Science from St. Petersburg College, where he is also an instructor at the Fire Academy. Jason holds certificates in Florida for Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector II, Fire Instructor, Fire Investigator, Driver Operator, Live Fire Instructor, and Paramedic.