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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 32nd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Deputy Fire Chief Michael Morgan 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 Garrettford - Drexel Hill Volunteer Fire Company.

Michael Morgan

Rank: Deputy Fire Chief
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 32

Date of Incident: 05/03/2016
Time of Incident: 2200hrs
Date of Death: 06/26/2016
Fire Department: Garrettford - Drexel Hill Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 323 Edmonds AVE, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Fire Department Chief: Jim Hoban
Incident Description: Deputy Fire Chief Michael Morgan began feeling ill during or shortly after responding to two fire calls on May 3, 2016. After a brief rest period at the firehouse, Chief Morgan reported for his midnight shift at the Delaware County Emergency Communications Center where his condition worsened and was then transported by ambulance to Riddle Memorial Hospital in Middletown. Chief Morgan succumbed to his CVA related injuries on June 26, 2016.

Incident Location: 2503 Marshal RD, Drexel Hill, PA

Tribute is being paid to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Morgan at

To date, 32 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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