Michael Christopher Malinowski, Sr., Captain

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On Monday, December 2, 2019, at approximately 2000hrs., Captain Michael Christopher Malinowski responded to a call of reported downed wires and trees.  After returning to the station, he complained to his fellow firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well.  The next day, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, while at work, he became ill and was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Department information

Morton-Rutledge Volunteer Fire Company Station 13
38 Alfa Terrace
Morton, Pennsylvania 19070

Chief: Donald Holstein

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 40
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 2, 2019 20:00
Date of death: December 3, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Street/Road