Milwaukee firefighters help Komen Wisconsin fight breast cancer

  • Source: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
  • Published: 09/17/2021 12:00 AM

Saving lives is part of the job description for Milwaukee firefighters, which, by any definition, makes them heroes. But this week, we're meeting a group of firefighters who go above and beyond the call of duty. On their off days, they help Komen Wisconsin fight breast cancer. Of course when the alarm sounds, these firefighters spring into action, heading out wherever duty calls, but that is just part of the job. "It's a tradition in the firehouse, you take care of the people who take care of you," said Lt. Jeff Freitag, chopping mushrooms for a station dinner. Freitag is cooking that meal for his fellow firefighters, and it's taking care of others that he really sees as his mission. "It's kind of something that's been part of my family, and helping others is the way I was raised," he said. For Local 215 President Eric Daun, his mom, Patty, is his inspiration.


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