HOMETOWN HEROES: Kris Bair - Smith Twp. Fire Department

Editor’s note: The Post & Mail is featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.COLUMBIA CITY — Kris Bair and his wife, Missy, have both been involved in rescuing people for more than 20 years — both in their jobs and together.Kris has been with Smith Township’s Fire Department for 23 years. Missy has been a medic for 20 years and is also a registered nurse.Kris vividly recalls the couple working together to save someone’s life.“It was a Saturday night and I got a call for a full arrest (no heartbeat and not breathing),” Kris said. “My wife came with me.“When we first arrived, the patient was in full arrest.”Missy started CPR while Kris and a police officer started hooking up an automated external defibrillator (AED).To read the rest of this story, see the July 23 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.