Prince George’s firefighters help fellow lieutenant battling cancer

WASHINGTON — As a 14-year veteran, Prince George’s County Fire Lt. Chris Hill, knows what it means to save a life. Now his fellow firefighters are coming to his family’s aid.

Hill was diagnosed with cancer in December 2014. The form of cancer is directly linked to firefighting and has a median survival rate of 2 to 3 years, fire officials said.

The department is asking for donations to help Hill’s wife, 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. A page has been set up on

According to Prince George’s County fire officials, doctors found a tumor in Hill’s brain and performed emergency surgery. Over the past year, Hill underwent numerous chemo and radiation treatments and was told he was in remission.

But recently, doctors discovered the cancer returned in a more aggressive form.

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