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National Firefighter Cancer Registry Gaining Support 
Cancer is killing firefighters. While research over the past decade has shown that responders have a high risk for developing certain cancers, there’s still no database to determine just how widespread it may be. But that may soon change as members of Congress have introduced a measure to create a National Firefighter Cancer Registry. Brian McQueen, safety officer and former chief of Whitesboro, NY Vol. Fire Dept., is hoping lawmakers give the nod for the CDC to create the registry.  
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Illinois volunteer firefighter jumps into action to save woman's life 
Local Keith Mills left his engineering job at Boeing a little early on Jan. 8 en route back to his home in Marine. He wanted to stop and get a haircut. He also needed gas. It was around 2:30 p.m., and he decided to stop at a station in Missouri to take advantage of the cheaper price. As he was pumping gas, he glanced over and saw Michelle Clark, 57, of Fairmont City, Ill., walking out of the convenience shop. March.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Massive Marina Fire - Portland Fire & Rescue (OR) responded to a commercial alarm at a marina which dry docks boats inside a warehouse in a stacked system. At the time of the fire there were around 350 boats inside. Due to the size of the structure and the heavy fire involvement a "defensive" fire attack was employed.
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