In memoriam: Paul R. Fell, R.E.H.S./R.S.Paul R. Fell, 54, NEHA NEHA National Environmental Health Association
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FEHA Federal Hall National Memorial (US National Park Service) ), passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2006. For 26 years, he was a dedicated member of FEHA and also dedicated many years of service to the city of Bunnell, Florida Bunnell is a city in Flagler County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,122 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 1,479.  It is the county seat of Flagler County. .
Fell started his career with the Florida Department of Health Florida Department of Health is a category of Government of Florida. Orange County Health Department is one of the branches of Florida Department of Health and Government of Florida. in June 1977 as an environmental health specialist for the Highlands County Health Department. In 1983 he accepted a position as environmental health director for the Flagler County Health Department and in 1991 transferred to the Volusia County Health Department, where he helped implement the new Biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. Waste Inspection Program.
He worked in Volusia County for over 13 years, mostly coordinating the biomedical waste program countywide, but also working in the Public Drinking Water drinking water
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. and Group Care programs during his tenure. Fell was instrumental in working on the development of the first state and national rules addressing the potential public health threats from the body-piercing and body art industry. He was recognized as a national expert of the body-piercing program, serving on a national committee and speaking at numerous conferences on this topic.
In addition, he served on the FEHA Board of Directors for several years, with stints as vice president and president in the mid-1980s. He served as FEHA's historian from the creation of that position, at his urging, in the early 1990s. In his role as historian, he amassed an impressive collection of memorabilia on environmental and public health in Florida.
(Adapted, with permission, from the Florida Journal of Environmental Health, summer 2006.)