The Elyria Fire Department has a new Chief: Joe Pronesti. Pronesti has been with the Elyria Fire Department for 33 years but grew up in the city of Elyria and in the department. His dad was a fireman in the 1950s. "Growing up, all my heroes were Elyria Firefighters," said Pronesti. "They are all passed now but I keep pictures of them, and think of them, and I also think of the bosses I had when I first came on the job that mentored me. It's the only job I've ever wanted, and it's the only city I ever wanted to work in." Pronesti said. " I'm living my dream."
Congratulations, Chief Pronesti!