Drew Jines (left) has been a firefighter for three years, following his father Dennisâ€™ lead, who has been in public safety for 27 years with Fort Wayne Fire Department. Drew was married to Amanda (right) in 2012 and the couple had a baby in May. Photo contributed
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śI knew my life wouldnâ€™t be right until I was a firefighter.â€ť
Since he was 10 years old, Drew Jines knew what his career choice would be.
â€śI was hanging out at the fire station with my dad on his shift, and there was a structure fire. I got to go on the truck, and when we pulled up on the scene I saw the firefighter jump out, stretch the line (hose) to the door, and the next truck supplied us with water,â€ť Jines said.
â€śIt was like a light bulb clicked and I knew I wanted to be a firefighter.â€ť
Jinesâ€™ father, Dennis, has been a fireman with Fort Wayne Fire Department for 27 years, and Drew is choosing the same line of work.
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