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Fallen firefighters honoured

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Connor Jones, grandson of Lt. Richard J. Gietz of Ottawa, receives his ceremonial helmet during the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighter memorial service on Parliament Hill Sunday morning. Gietz died of cancer in 2007 and was recently acknowledged to have contracted the illness due to work related activities. Nine firefighters who were killed in the line of duty or died of work-related illness were honoured during the ceremony. Photo by John Riddell.
 

September 12, 2010
By Laura King