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Prince George's Co. firefighter named National Firefighter of the Year

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md - A Prince George's County firefighter was recognized with a very special honor. She's been named National Firefighter of the Year!

The department says Sara Shaffer is the first woman from Prince George's County to get the award, which is given by the American Legion Veterans' Organization.

Shaffer says she loves being a firefighter, and it turns out the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Her father retired from the Prince George's County Fire Department after almost 25 years of service, and her uncle and cousin also worked for the department.  

Shaffer began volunteering at a fire department when she was just 18.

Way to go, Sara! 

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