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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 35th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Andrew Russell 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 Severn Volunteer Fire Department.

Andrew Russell

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 01/24/2016
Time of Incident: 0045hrs
Date of Death: 07/02/2016

Fire Department: Harrison Township Fire Department
Address: 39460 Jefferson AVE, Harrison Township, MI 48045
Fire Department Chief: Michael J. Lopez

Incident Description: Several days following surgery to replace a shoulder that was badly injured from a fall on ice while working an emergency medical call, Lieutenant Russell began to feel sick and asked his wife to call 911. Responders provided assistance to Lt. Russell and transported him to the hospital where he passed away from complications related to the surgery.

Incident Location: 38620 Pineridge Drive Harrison Township, MI 48045

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Andrew "Moose" Russell at

To date, 35 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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