On Wednesday, Oct 14th, #MariettaFire Chief Tim Milligan and City Council honored FF Ron Presley for recently receiving the 2020 Cobb Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Commitment Award. FF Presley exemplifies the role of compassion and serving his community.
Across the street from FF Presley's station lives a long time Marietta resident. FF Presley has befriended her and each shift he works he makes sure to visit her. Since she lives alone he takes her a meal and checks on her whenever he can. He even created an outdoor seating area for her and repaired her ramp so that she could better enjoy her yard.
When FF Presley and other firefighters noticed they had not seen her in a few days they went over to check on her and discovered she had fallen and was very injured. Because of the relationship he and his station created with the community, they saved a life.
Besides helping people in his community, he is also heavily involved in animal rescues and on his days off he volunteers with Forgotten Paws. He uses his vacation time to travel to areas where natural disasters occur to help save family pets and other animals. We are grateful to have a person like this serve our community everyday and we know that our fire department is built on the backs of public servants who give everything to their community.