CFD welcomes new firefighter

Kyle Whipker Recites the Oath of Public Safety Officer to Mayor James Lienhoop as fiancé Miranda Yeley holds the bible.

The Columbus Fire Department has a new firefighter after Mayor Jim Lienhoop swore-in Kyle Whipker during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. Capt. Mike Wilson, CFD spokesman, says that Whipker will undergo a department familiarization training program. After completing this training, he will receive a shift schedule and station assignment.

Whipker, a 28-year-old Columbus native, is a graduate of Columbus East. He has previously served as a volunteer firefighter for the Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department.