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Presenting our Hometown Hero for September, Columbus City Firefighter & Paramedic, Executive Assistant of Columbus Fire Local 67 and Assistant Director of Firefighter Cancer Support Network Mark Rine! Mike is also co-founder and Director of the SKNLUV foundation, an organization that provides education and prevention from Melanoma for first responders. In July 2015, with the help of State Rep. Christina Hagan, Mark introduced House Bill (HB) 292. HB 292 will provide recognition of cancer in the fire service, and allow benefits for first responders who battle occupational cancer everyday. Congratulations, Mark!

Pictured (left to right): Columbus Fire Department Assistant Chief & CME Board of Directors Chair David Whiting, Hometown Hero Mark Rine, CME President & CEO Jim Riederer, and Columbus Fire Department Chief Kevin O’Connor.