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FIRST PLACE: “Cancer Takes Heavy Toll on Seattle Firefighters”

Washington state law assumes that seven forms of cancer are assumed to be job related for fire fighters. This feature profiles Dave Jacobs, who suffers from esophageal cancer.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Written by: Kathy Mulady and Casey McNerthney
Submitted by: Seattle, WA Local 27


SECOND PLACE: “Fashioning 'skin suits'
for burn-ravaged bodies”

A woman who sews “skin suits” – pressure garments for the dermis layers of skin – is profiled in this article in a three-part series on burn victims.

Toronto Star
Written by: Tanya Talaga
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888

“He was never alone”

Fire fighter-paramedic Ryan Hummert, victim of a shooter after responding to what seemed a routine car fire, had the continuous company of his comrades in the ambulance to the hospital, at his autopsy and at a vigil by his body at the funeral home until he was buried.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Written by: Christine Byers
Submitted by: Professional Fire Fighters of Missouri Local 2665


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