PARRISH, Fla. – Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently donated the use of the old Palmetto Pines Golf Course sandwich shop to the Parrish Fire Rescue District to conduct firefighter training.
Over the course of two months, about 22 firefighter personnel participated in real-life training scenario simulations using the structure slated for demolition. The donated site will be the future home of Canoe Creek, a new Parrish neighborhood by Neal Communities.
“Currently, we don’t have a designated training tower or building to use,” said Parrish Fire Rescue District Division Chief Michael Williamson. “Receiving an acquired structure offers invaluable training to our firefighters and benefits the Parrish community as a whole. We look forward to fostering this relationship with Neal Communities.”
The Parrish Fire Rescue District utilized the building to give firefighters the opportunity to train on various tasks and exercises in a controlled environment. Some of the scenarios included firefighter search and rescue, forcible entry, rescue drills, self-contained breathing apparatus use and pump operations and breaching walls, windows and roofs.
“We are always looking for ways to give back to our firefighters and first responders,” said Michael Neal, land development manager for Neal Communities. “We have recognized how beneficial these training sessions are for them, and we are happy that we were able to help in any way.”
Nestled on two pieces of property by Golf Course Road, the land has been owned by Neal Communities for more than 10 years and has been operating as the Palmetto Pines Golf Course, which featured a 9-hole golf course and small sandwich shop.
Located near Fort Hamer Road and Upper Manatee River Road, Canoe Creek is accessible to the newly opened Fort Hamer Bridge and Interstate 75. For more information, call 941-216-5353 or visit www.NealCommunities.com.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 90 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.
To date, Neal has built over 14,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include numerous Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.