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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 16th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Michael Goodwin has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Michael R. Goodwin, Sr.

Rank: Captain
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 29

Date of Incident: 04/06/2013
Time of Incident: 1733hrs
Date of Death: 04/06/2012

Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department
Address: Fire Admin Bldg, 240 Spring Garden ST, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2991
Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers

Incident Description: Captain Goodwin passed away while fighting a three alarm blaze after a third-floor roof collapsed beneath him. Captain Goodwin is to be promoted posthumously to the position of Battalion Chief.

Investigation into the fatal fire continues by authorities.

Incident Location: 748 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tribute is being paid to Captain Michael R. Goodwin, Sr. at

To date, 16 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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