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Chris Inman follows in father’s footsteps

By Staff | Mar 12, 2011

Wherever you see Tom Inman, you’ll see Chris Inman.

It might be at Radio Shack/Inman Electric, the business Tom owns on South Sixth in Estherville. It could be at a family gathering. It could be at a Chamber outing or event.

Or it could be at a fire.

Chris joined the Estherville Fire Department as a full member June 2008. So far, he’s received his certification in Firefighter I & II and Haz Mat training.

“I’ve always been involved, being a fireman’s kid,” Chris said. And, like his father, Chris has the right reason for being a firefighter.

“We don’t do it for the money. We do it because it’s the right thing to do,” Chris said. “It’s a good thing to do, to know that you’re helping people in your community.”

With his uncle, grandfather and father all being firefighters, there’s also something of a family legacy to live up to as well.

And it’s helped Chris personally.

“It kind of opened up my eyes a little more about things I could and couldn’t do,” Chris said. “I don’t think I regret anything joining the fire department.”