SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento firefighter passed away Tuesday after battling occupational cancer.

Firefighter Tamara Thacher (credit: Sacramento Fire Department)

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The Sacramento City Fire Department said Tamara Thacher worked for the department since 1988. They said over the span of her 31-year career, she was a trainer, emergency medical technician, and a peer support counselor who helped firefighters deal with their personal struggles.

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Thacher spent most of her career at Fire Station 5 as a firefighter and served as a role model for aspiring female firefighters.

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Information about memorial services is pending.