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Firefighter Ken Farmer, shown here in his silver fire proximity suit at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Tuesday, has thus far won his battle with a rare form of cancer that aggressively attacked his salivary glands. Farmer is back in uniform and working to regain his national firefighting certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Firefighter Ken Farmer wears a silver fire proximity suit and shows off the fire trucks at Yampa Valley Regional Airport with all the exuberance of a child with a new toy. Farmer, 54, behaves like a man with a second lease on life - which is exactly what he is.

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