Zach Rumsyre, of Jefferson Townshipâ€™s fire department, is a captain and aspires to be a full-time firefighter someday. Photo contributed
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Zach Rumsyre hasnâ€™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 captainâ€™s position.
â€śIt is my goal to become a career firefighter,â€ť Rumsyre said.
Rumsyre said he spends a lot of time at the fire station in Jefferson Township looking for ways to improve.
â€śI believe that even being a volunteer department, our community expects the same level of care and protection as a large city â€” and we should be able to provide it,â€ť Rumsyre said. â€śWe 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.â€ť
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