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January 14, 2013 12:49 PM

New custom gear helps one-armed firefighter push past limitations

Columbus Fire Department's Lt. Gene Hull recently received custom turnout gear commissioned by the department to aid him in training new recruits. Hull has been with the department for 31 years, and after losing his arm to cancer in 2006 can now enter burning buildings again.

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