Christopher Slutman, FDNY firefighter killed in Afghanistan, also volunteered for local department

The FDNY firefighter killed while on duty in Afghanistan loved his job as a smoke-eater so much, he also volunteered as one.Christopher Slutman, 43, was a life member of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Landover, Md. and served with the Ladderman tower company, according to the department’s website.

Kentland Chief Oleg Pelekhaty said Slutman joined the department in February 2000 and rose through the ranks to eventually become a captain.

“Through this trying time, we will remember Chris for the father, husband, brother, son, and friend that he was, the moral character he displayed daily, and the courage and conviction to serve his fellow Americans, both at home and abroad,” Pelekhaty said in a Facebook post.

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