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Jack Dumas, left, fire chief with the Crystal River Fire Department (CRFD) for seven years, and his father, Brown Dumas, who was a fire chief with CRFD for 27 years, represent two of three generations of firefighters in Crystal River. “When you go through a fire it’s so devastating, it’s a complete loss,” Jack said. “It’s a way that I’ve found that I’m able to help people in need. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of.”
Fighting fires unites family


Sharon Anderson

For the Chronicle

If anything can bring a family closer, apparently fighting fires will do it.

Like father, like son, like grandson.

For three generations, the Dumas family has been dousing flames for the Crystal River Fire Department.