Tyler Parzych, a fire apparatus operator with Rockdale County Fire and Rescue, was named the 2014 RCFR Firefighter of the Year and was honored by American Legion Post 77 in March.
"His dedication to duty and attention to detail set this firefighter head and shoulders above the rest," said RCFR Fire Chief Dan Morgan in describing Parzych at the department's annual banquet.
Parzych "has a positive attitude, and is a consummate professional. (He is) sought out by his peers for his technical knowledge and is a mentor to junior firefighters. These outstanding traits, leadership abilities and selfless devotion to duty reflect greatly upon himself and Rockdale County Fire Rescue."