Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District Firefighter-Paramedic Tammie Pullin. | Provided Photo

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District is mourning the loss of a firefighter-paramedic who died following a battle with a new illness, just years after successfully beating cancer.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District announced Wednesday evening the death of firefighter-paramedic Tammie Pullin. “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our sister.”

Pullin started her career with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District in 2006 and served the community that she was born and raised in for almost 15 years.

Several years ago she overcame cancer and then was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease related to her previous cancer diagnosis, the fire district said.

The new health challenges rendered her disabled and unable to continue with her duties as a firefighter on the department.

“She fought to the very end and has been an inspiration to all who have been by her side throughout this journey,” the fire district said in a statement.

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The fire district said they extend their condolences and prayers to the Pullin and Krysh families and are “forever grateful for them sharing Tammie with all of us.”

“We love you and we miss you #WonderWoman,” the fire district added in their statement.