While we cannot wipe out cancer, understanding its nature and the special risk to firefighters allows us to take steps to reduce its occurrence and severity
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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, W. Va. — Ask Charlie Parks about his friend and fellow firefighter, David E. Fowler, and the words come out in rush: tireless, dedicated.
Consider the 1979 house fire, three-alarm, in Severna Park. Flames screamed from the basement, the windows — the whole house engulfed. Firefighters worked more than two hours. Some sat exhausted on the lawn. But there was Fowler, in full-turnout gear, working undaunted in the summer heat — manning hose lines, throwing ladders, ripping holes in the roof.
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Mark A CumminsWednesday, January 02, 2013 9:01:42 PMcancer is not good payment for fire fighters. But we CAN start doing more to prevent it. Stop smoke with CAFS foam, and don't "LET Burn". Stay safe brother.