Meet Golden Valley Firefighter Gregg Prest

At the time he signed up to be an on-call firefighter, Gregg Prest had three young children and some doubts. As the years went by, those doubts vanished. “It was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made for what I’ve done with my life,” he says.

A small business owner and an occasional mountain climber, Prest is no stranger to adventurous living. But becoming a firefighter, he says, was just a straightforward practical choice. Looking back, he’s glad he confronted his initial doubts.

”The Fire Department introduced me to a circle of friends I wouldn’t have met otherwise, and the physical elements have kept me sharp,” he explains. “It forced me to stay fit and young.”