HOMETOWN HEROES: McGregor inspired by television show

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 — In the 1970s, many boys across the U.S. became fascinated with the new television series, Emergency! — a show about new techniques and technology in the growing field of fire and medical work.Mike McGregor was no different.“It was my favorite show on television,” McGregor said. “I’d play it with my friends in the backyard when I was growing up.”As an adult, McGregor turned playtime into a reality and got involved in the public safety field.In 1997, McGregor joined Columbia City’s volunteer fire department, and was hired as a Columbia City dispatcher in 2000.Ten years ago, he became a full-time firefighter with CCFD, and now is a training officer and captain of the department.To read the rest of this story, see the June 6 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.