About Us


Florida and United Safety Council of Central Florida

The Florida Safety Council (FSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Orlando, FL and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent business and civic leaders who volunteer their time to create a safer community. A variety of Advisory Committees are also utilized to provide program guidance.

FSC was established in 1953 with the mission to promote traffic safety throughout Central Florida. Since that time, over three million individuals have received safety and health related training enabling them to enhance the quality of life in the home, workplace, schools, and on our roadways. Today, FSC training centers are expanding beyond Central Florida by providing curriculums for safety training agencies throughout the nation. In addition, thanks to evolving technology, FSC has over 100 traffic and occupational safety related courses available on the Internet for those seeking a safer environment throughout the world. We now have students completing safety training courses from all over the U.S. and from places as far away as South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia through our international parent organization, the United Safety Council (USC) .

The Florida Safety Council provides safety and health training in the following areas:

Driver Improvement Programs:

Promoting traffic safety is the cornerstone of the FSC’s education and training initiatives. Driver Improvement Programs are designed to encourage safe and courteous driving habits by enhancing defensive driving abilities and awareness.

FSC also offers a variety of driver improvement programs for individuals, commercial drivers, truck drivers, mature drivers and motorcycle operators. One-on-one driving lessons, and high school driver education programs are provided as well. Additionally, FSC provides the Drug & Alcohol Traffic Awareness (D.A.T.A.) course required for all 1st time drivers in Florida.

D.U.I. and Alcohol Related Programs:

FSC’s DUI Programs are aimed at changing the behavior of offenders, thereby reducing the risk of future DUI related arrests, injuries, and deaths. State certified evaluators and instructors are responsible for helping each client understand the issues and factors related to risk reduction. FSC’s DUI Programs are licensed by the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to provide services in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. FSC also works closely with the Courts on Ignition Interlock Device (IID) and Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) Orders.

Workplace Safety Training: The Council offers a wide variety of safety courses and seminars designed to meet OSHA standards in the workplace. These interactive courses and seminars offer opportunities for participants to share ideas, problems and solutions. In addition to training courses and seminars, FSC also sponsors free safety and educational forums for the community. The Council is an approved OSHA Training Institute Host Site. FSC is also an approved provider for the nationally recognized Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program.

Youth Related Programs:

Recognizing the community need for courses to address the driving behaviors and behavior management issues facing our youth, FSC created programs targeting drivers and passengers under the age of 25; teens with anger management issues; and those with impulsive behaviors such as shoplifting, bullying, criminal mischief, and destruction of property.

Specialty and Online Programs:

FSC provides an array of specialty online programs which include safe boating, corporate services, occupational safety classes, and responsible alcohol sales training. In depth descriptions of these programs can be found on the website.

Public Education & Awareness:

Within the community, FSC promotes safety and mishap prevention through its speakers bureau, literature, and multi-media public awareness campaigns. The Safety Council is also an approved Continuing Education (CEU) provider for DUI certified staff, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and for the Statewide Public Guardianship Office.

How is the Florida Safety Council funded?

As a private, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization, The Florida Safety Council receives funding through student tuition and corporate memberships.

About Our Staff


  • James Meade
    Executive Director
    (407) 897-4412

    Mr. Meade has served as a volunteer for our organization for over ten years, including the position of Chairman of the Board in 2008. Jim comes with a great deal of business and management experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently he was the Director of Government Affairs for the second largest ground passenger transportation company in the United States. Previous to that he held the position of Director of Operations for this same company for over a decade. Prior to that he held positions as General Manager, Director of Airport Services, and Manager of Services Training for both Braniff & Continental Airlines. Jim has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and is also a graduate of Disney’s Institute’s Approach to Operation Excellence. In 2007 he was selected as a recipient of Florida Governor Crist’s "Point of Light" Award.

  • Shirley A. Cemoni
    Director of Human Resources
    (407) 897-4445

    Shirley Cemoni joined the Safety Council in 1987, and is the Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services. She has a degree in Business Administration, and is a certified Human Resource Specialist. Ms. Cemoni ensures the Council’s compliance of government labor regulations, is responsible for recruitment, hiring and termination processes, benefit administration, coordination of employee training, and employee recognition and events. Ms. Cemoni has served on the Board of Directors and is a current member of MADD Central Florida.

  • David Shaw
    Director of Finance & Facilities
    (407) 897-4409

    Dave Shaw has excellent credentials with a great deal of experience in financial positions. He has an MBA from Stetson University and his most recent position was as the Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, 2005 - April, 2012. Along with Dave's core values and leadership skills, his past knowledge and experience with our organization are invaluable. We know that you will find Dave as pleasant as he is knowledgeable, and we are very fortunate to have him return to our team.

  • Glenn Victor
    Director of PR/Marketing & Major Programs
    (407) 897-4456

    Glenn Victor has been with the Safety Council since 1997 and is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Mr. Victor earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He has an extensive background with both broadcast and print media and has also worked for Metro Traffic Control since 1991, reporting traffic problems on radio and television stations in Orlando. He is a certified instructor and instructor-trainer. Mr. Victor has served on the Board of Directors for MADD Central Florida and is involved with the Orange County Coalition for a Drug Free Community.

  • Larry Wilson
    Director of Special Programs
    (407) 897-4403

    After relocating from Birmingham, Alabama in 1989, Mr. Wilson held a position with the Women, Infants and Children Division of HRS. He joined the Safety Council staff in 1997. After serving in different capacities at the Safety Council, Mr. Wilson was promoted to Director of Special Programs in 2004. Mr. Wilson oversees the Safety Council Driver Education, Motorcycle, Internet, and Behavior Modification Programs.

  • Rob Campbell
    Director of DUI Programs
    (407) 896-1894

    Rob has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA). He has held manager and director level positions in the healthcare industry for the majority of his professional career.


  • Jeff Kern
    Manager of Information Systems
    (407) 896-1894

    Jeff Kern has managed the IT department for our organization since 2005. Prior to coming on board with the Florida Safety Council Jeff served as Senior Vice President and Manager of Information Technology for an outsourcing provider serving the health care industry. While serving in this very demanding position he still found time to donate thousands of hours working with several Central Florida area doctors to develop a cutting edge neuro-oncology tracking system. Having worked in the Information Services and Engineering industry since 1995, Jeff’s knowledge and expertise has played a major role in bringing our organization into today’s fast paced ever-growing technical arena. He also continually develops new innovation both technically himself and through the mentoring of his staff at the council. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

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