Retired Firefighter Walking From Key West to Tallahassee to Raise Awareness of Colleagues Who Die From Cancer

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Tom “Bull” Hill WILL WALK THROUGH BREVARD ON FRIDAY

ABOVE VIDEO: Tom “Bull” Hill is walking from Key West to Tallahassee to urge lawmakers to grant benefits to families of firefighters who die of cancer. The benefits are not available in Florida and 10 other states.

(WFTV) – A retired Orange County firefighter is walking hundreds of miles to raise awareness about firefighters who die from cancer.

Tom “Bull” Hill is walking from Key West to Tallahassee to urge lawmakers to grant benefits to families of firefighters who die of cancer. The benefits are not available in Florida and 10 other states.

Studies show firefighters are twice as likely to die from cancer than the general public.

After seeing the firsthand the effect on families of first responders, Hill said he’s determined to walk his way to action.

Hill wants lawmakers to recognize cancer deaths in firefighters as deaths “in the line of duty” and grant benefits to families left behind.

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ABOVE VIDEO: A morning update from Bulls Fitpit Facebook page as he video blogs the trip.

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