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New York Local 94 Member Loses His Battle With Cancer

February 4, 2013 – The IAFF and Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) of New York Local 94 are sorry to report that Local 94 fire fighter Chuck Jones has lost his battle with esophageal cancer, caused by weeks of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero following 9/11.

Jones died on January 29.

“Jones was recognized as a leader that fellow fire fighters looked up to and respected,” says Local 94 President Steve Cassidy. “His sacrifice for the people of the City of New York must never be forgotten. On behalf of the Local 94 Executive Board and the members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, we express our deepest condolences to the family.”

Jones served the City of New York and its citizens for more than 20 years as a fire fighter and UFA Local 94 member on Ladder Company 165, Engine 317 and Battalion 54.

Like thousands of other brother and sister fire fighters, Jones worked in the toxic rubble at the World Trade Center during the rescue, recovery and clean-up operations. He did not know the toll his selfless acts would take on him until June 2012, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Jones is survived by is survived by his wife, Leigh Anne, and their three children: Andrew, Adam, and Natalie.



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