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FDNY Names Teen from Idaho Honorary Firefighter

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Published on Apr 1, 2014

Marcus Musser, 18, beat cancer last autumn. He is a firefighter in training at his high school in Idaho and works with the Meridian Fire Department, but says his dream is to become a firefighter in New York City. On April 1, 2014, he got to be one as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

After taking a tour of the facilities on Randalls Island -- and getting to try the chauffeur simulator -- he and his family received a big surprise. They were led into an auditorium full of probationary firefighters with Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, Chief of Training Thomas Galvin and Deputy Commissioner for Administration Doug White on stage, ready to swear him in as an Honorary Firefighter.

Marcus took the official Oath of Office and was given a badge, as well as a sweatshirt and hat. Afterwards, the Probationary Firefighters gave him a five minute standing ovation.

His family, including his father, Wes, mother, Jill, twin brother, Matt, and brother, Max, 14, all were surprised by the event.

Marcus then was dressed in bunker gear and taken through a series of training exercises.

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