"I thought about my father and my mother and my cousin and it motivated me to keep coming in every morning and striving for the best." That's what Davon McRae said as he joined a family tradition this week: D.C. firefighting. It's a proud, but somewhat painful legacy; McRae's father, Kevin, died two years ago while fighting an apartment fire in northwest Washington. And his cousin, James, died 10 years ago fighting a fire. Both were members of Fire Fighters Local 36, as is Davon. "My father was a good man, he was a great man. A good role model," McRae said. "Seeing my father go down in the line of duty inspired me to want to do it more." Click here for News4's Aimee Cho’s report. You can also read more in this Washington Post report
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