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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: OH

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 51st Line Of Duty Deaths in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Mike Burgan has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Sugarcreek Fire Department.

Mike Burgan

Rank: Captain
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 08/10/2012
Time of Incident: 1415hrs
Date of Death: 08/10/2012

Fire Department: Sugarcreek Fire Department
Address: 410 S Broadway, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Fire Department Chief: James Harrison

Incident Description: Captain Burgain died during an advanced diving instruction class at White Star Quarry. Burgan was into his second dive of the day when he surfaced from about 40 feet of water and indicated he was having some distress. He then lost consciousness and went under water. The diving instructor recovered him from a depth of approximately 60 feet. Captain Burgin was pronounced dead at the scene by a Life Flight medical provider and was transported to the Lucas County coroner's office for an autopsy.

Incident Location: White Star Quarry, OH (USNG: 17T LF 062 826)
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Captain Mike Burgan at

To date, 51 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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