Cobb County Government

MetroAtlanta makes big donation to village

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service continued to help keep local residents safe by making a large contribution to the Cobb Safety Village. The company donated $110,000 to sponsor the theatre in the Safety Village's model-sized village. Company President and CEO Peter Quinones (right) recently visited the village with District One Commissioner Helen Goreham, whose district contains the Safety Village. MetroAtlanta Ambulance was founded in 2001 on the premise that no resident should be denied access to emergency care, rehabilitation or wellness service due to lack of transportation. In 2003, 2004 and 2005, the company was recognized by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce as one of the top five small businesses in the county. In 2006, MetroAtlanta was honored as the Small Business of the Year. In 2007, the company became the only ambulance service in metro Atlanta to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. The safety village is a child-size representation of Cobb, complete with trees and scaled-down models of operative buildings with signage, streets, traffic lights and homes. The site has four distinct areas, each presenting the opportunity to teach children how to react when faced with fire, crime and disaster emergencies, as well as drug and alcohol awareness and pedestrian safety. Residents can help build a path to a safer future by buying personalized brick pavers to be placed at the village or donating money. For more information on the village or donating, visit cobbcounty.org/safetyvillage.