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Mich. firefighter's other job saves lives through jazz


By Alex P. Kellogg
Detroit Free Press
 
DETROIT, Mich. — Doctor, Lawyer, Police Officer, Firefighter — each was a dream career for Stan Barnes as a child.

But a choice was made for him, he says, when he had to help save his two younger brothers from a blaze in his mom's Detroit home at the tender age of 14. The experience defined his life, he says, and a firefighter he became.

"It was a big tragedy for our family," says Barnes, 43, of the fire he survived as a child. "We pretty much lost everything that we had."

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