Portsmouth Gets New Firefighter

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- It's a dream job come true for one man in our region.

Monday, Christopher Prater was sworn in as a firefighter for the City of Portsmouth.

Prater says he's wanted to be a firefighter since he was a child. He says its because he wanted to make a difference in people's lives.

"I've been raised to believe that life is bigger than yourself and I think there's no other job in the world that you have more fulfillment than being a firefighter, helping other people," said Prater.

Prater spent two years as a volunteer firefighter, and a year with the Porter Township Fire Department, where he got to work with his father, before joining Portsmouth Fire Department.


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