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HOMETOWN HEROES: Kris Bair - Smith Twp. Fire Department

July 23, 2013

Missy (left) and Kris Bair worked together to rescue a person who was in full cardiac arrest. Missy is an EMT and Kris is a fireman for Smith Township. Photo contributed

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).

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