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    (Florence-AP) -- A volunteer firefighter remains in critical
    condition this morning after collapsing at the scene of a house
    fire.
    It happened last night. Seventy-seven-year-old Harry Moore was
    working as an engineer, operating a pump, when he collapsed.
    Moore was immediately given aid and taken to a hospital.
    His wife, Ida, said he is doing fine today but spent the night
    in intensive care.
    Moore is an active volunteer with Siuslaw Valley Fire and
    Rescue. He has been involved in the local fire service since the
    1960s.
    At the time of his collapse, firefighters were working on
    controlling the blaze at a duplex on 31st Street. It was contained
    to one unit.
    The fire started when a cat knocked a candle onto a mattress.

    (Thanks Bob Sneddon, KCST)

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    My prayers are certainly with this man. He probably had a long, dedicated history of service to this department.

    But a fire scene is no place for a 77 year-old man.

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    My prayers go to this mans family and I hope he recovers fully.
    But like George said.. what is a 77 year old man doing on the fireground?

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    Originally posted by firefiftyfive
    But like George said.. what is a 77 year old man doing on the fireground?
    You've seen it. The guys who have been around the firehouse for umpteen years. They thrive on it. They look forward to it. It gives them strength. It's their life.....they would die if they had to give it up.

    When is it time to hang up the boots? I hope I know when I arrive there.
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