The Cost Of Being A Firefighter
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This edition of EmergencyFD Storyline is called "THE COST OF BEING A FIREFIGHTER."

His name is Jim Cunningham.  He's been called a "firefighter's firefighter."  The new guys call him one of the legends.  Now retired, Jim shares his experience as a lieutenant of one of the busiest fire companies in the United States, Memphis' Engine 7.

In the 1990s Engine 7 became the catalyst for major changes in the Memphis Fire Department when two of its members paid the ultimate price in giving their lives while saving others. One of those two brave firefighters was Jim's best friend, Larry Mathis.

Tom Mann sits down with Jim Cunningham as he draws from decades of experience with the Memphis Fire Department.  Jim shares his memories, emotions, and about the cost of being a firefighter.

Storylines guests include:   
Jim Cunningham- Retired Lieutenant , Memphis Fire Department

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