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Post by Brent Champaco on Feb. 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm
February 25, 2010 1:08 pm

Chase Swisher, left, sprays water out of a firehose Thursday with the help of University Place firefighter Chad Walker. Swisher, 8, is a patient at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma and was named an honorary firefighter for the day. Drew Perine/The News Tribune

Using a fire hose for the first time draws a broad smile from Chase Swisher, 8, a cancer patient at Mary Bridge Hospital in University Place on Thursday, February 25, 2010. Firefighter Chad Walker helps direct the spray away from bystanders during Swisher’s day as an honorary fighter. (Drew Perine/Staff photographer)