Jack Keim, a machinist in CDF’s Die Shop, spends his spare time as a part-time employee for the Perry Fire Department. An 8-year employee with Canton Drop Forge, firefighting is Jack’s “passion”. The Perry Fire department has roughly 60 part-time employees and 13 full-time employees. He is a licensed EMT Paramedic and drives one of Perry’s three fire trucks. He’s seen it all working as a firefighter, including the time it took 2 1/2 hours to remove an injured driver from a wrecked car while providing life-saving medical treatment. Married 35 years, Jack’s oldest son is one of the full-time firefighters employed by the Perry Fire Department.