VIDEO: It was a heartbreaking weekend for firefighters across the Valley, after Goodyear firefighter Austin Peck died at age 35 from job-related cancer.
He followed in the footsteps of his uncle and godfather Tom Shannon, who is now the Scottsdale Fire chief. He is fighting for change for firefighters living with presumptive cancer from the job. This has been a couple of days for Shannon.
"In this business, you see a lot of death, and so for me personally I knew a year ago that we were on the ride," Shannon said after his nephew grew sicker and sicker. Peck was a father, a friend and a cancer fighter.
In 2015, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive sinus and nasal cancer that quickly spread all through his body.