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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 77th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Michael Martin has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of PPL Susquehanna Fire Brigade.


Michael Martin

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Status: Industrial
Years of Service: Unknown

Date of Incident: 11/27/2012
Time of Incident: 0030hrs
Date of Death: 11/27/2012

Fire Department: PPL Susquehanna LLC (Pennsylvania Power & Light Company)
Address: 769 Salem BLVD
Berwick, Pennsylvania 18603
Chief: Pending
Firefighter Martin passed away while participating in a first responder training program at the Luzerne County Community College Public Safety Training Institute. Martin, an employee of PPL Susquehanna, was employed at the PPL nuclear power plant in Salem Township and was part of the company's on-site fire brigade. During a SCBA portion of the training, Martin required medical assistance. The on-site trainer began to administer CPR and a college official called 911. An ambulance transported Firefighter Martin to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury. Investigation into the incident continues by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Incident Location: 1333 S Prospect ST, Nanticoke, PA 18634

Incident Location: PPL nuclear power plant in Salem Township

Funeral arrangements: Unknown

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Michael Martin at

To date, 77 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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