HOMETOWN HEROES: Rumsyre working for career in public safety

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.COLUMBIA CITY — Though Zach Rumsyre hasn’t been a fireman as long as many others in Whitley County, he has his sights aimed high.Rumsyre, who has been a volunteer fireman with Jefferson Center Fire Department since 2004, has already worked his way into a captain’s position.“It is my goal to become a career firefighter,” Rumsyre said.Rumsyre said he spends a lot of time at the fire station in Jefferson Township looking for ways to improve.“I believe that even being a volunteer department, our community expects the same level of care and protection as a large city — and we should be able to provide it,” Rumsyre said. “We can always improve, so I spend a lot of time at the station going over equipment or trying to figure out a way to make things easier.”To read the rest of this story, see the June 13 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.