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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 9th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & EMT Michael Dale Garrett has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Nutter Fort Fire Department.

Michael Dale Garrett

Rank: Firefighter/EMT-I
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: 02/01/2014
Time of Incident: 1157hrs
Date of Death: 02/01/2014

Fire Department: Nutter Fort Fire Department
Address: 1415 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, WV 26301
Fire Department Chief: Jeremy Haddix

Incident Description: On February 1, 2014, the Nutter Fort Fire Department responded to a rescue incident involving multiple patients due to a reported cell phone tower collapse on Murphy’s Run in Summit Park, WV. While rescuing a victim, Firefighter/EMT-I Garrett was severely injured during a secondary collapse. Firefighter Garrett was then transported to United Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Two members of the repair crew were killed in the initial tower collapse and two were injured. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.

Incident Location: Murphy’s Run Road, Summit Park, WV

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/EMT-I Michael Dale Garrett at

To date, 9 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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