Congratulations Employee of the Month…Ron Firem/Service Department Tradesman
Ron began his employ with the City on March 30, 2015. He was promoted to Tradsman on October 31, 2016. He received his Commercial Pesticide license in May 2016. He successfully received his Arborist Certification on March 8, 2016 through the International Society of Arboriculture. Ron is a certified bricklayer through the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Ron earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Ohio State University. A.T.I. (Agriculatural Technical Institute)
Ron enjoys his work for the City. He is able to apply his talents on-the-job. Ron enjoys the diversity each day brings whether it is doing carpentry work, masonry work, building, or laying brickwork for catch basin repairs. He can be picking up road kill one minute and then he is building baseball dug outs the next. The Service Department is short-handed so everyone pitches in to get a job done. When flooding occurs like last week, the few service workers we have are then pulled off other jobs and they respond to the safety and welfare of the community. Working Foreman Bryan Schumann stated, “Ron is one of the most skilled and talented Trandesman, he can do a little bit of everything.”
Ron was proud to mention he worked on rebuilding the Gazebo located at the corner of Rt. 82 and South Bedford at the Veterans Memorial Park. Column bases needed to be rebuilt, new steps were put in, a new roof, and the floor needed reframing. Painting of the Gazebo was done by Jason Czech.
In Ron’s spare time he enjoys taking ‘one tank trips’. He loves camping, the outdoors, catching up on yard work and spending time up at the Islands!
We are very fortunate to have Ron as part of the Macedonia Team.
Congratulations…we appreciate all you do!