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85 year old EMT and still going strong

Bill Whitmore still works as a captain at the Narvaree Fire Department. Bill Whitmore still works as a captain at the Narvaree Fire Department.
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NAVARRE, OH (WOIO) -
At 85-years-old, Bill Whitmore still works as a captain at the Narvaree Fire Department. 
 
"Somebody has to do it really," said Whitmore. 
 
Whitmore has over 60 years of experience, making him one of the oldest certified EMT's in the state. 
 
About 2,000 people live in Navarre village and because it's so small firefighters work as volunteers. 
 
However, Assistant Chief Bill Toulson says don't let the volunteer  title deceive you. 
Whitmore is a vital part of the department. 
 
"He was answering 70-to-80 percent of the calls we had, no matter what time of the day," said Toulson. "He does this job because he likes helping people."
 
Day or night, Whitmore's wife Doris says he's  always ready to answer the call of duty. 
 
"Anytime, anytime, anytime he gets out bed and gets dressed quick," said Doris Whitmore. 
 
Whitmore admits working doesn't come as easy as it once did. 
 
"I can't do a lot of lifting anymore, but I would if I could," laughed Whitemore. 
 
He's even experienced health issues while trying to come to the rescue of others. 
 
"I got out of the car and passed out. They had to run me to the hospital," said Whitemore. 
 
Whitmore's determination didn't let him stay down for long. 
 
Co-workers insist that Whitmore knows his limits, and as long we he's willing to serve, he has a place to do it here. 
 
"As long as he wants to be in this department he will be in this department. We will never make him leave this department," said Toulson.

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