LODD: Pa. firefighter dies from apparent heart attack

Morton-Rutledge Volunteer Fire Capt. Michael Christopher Malinowski told fellow firefighters he wasn’t feeling well and later died at the hospital

Duty Death: Michael Christopher Malinowski - [Morton, Pennsylvania]

End of Service: 12/03/2019

By FireRescue1 Staff

MORTON, Penn. — A Pennsylvania firefighter died of an apparent heart attack earlier this month, the U.S. Fire Administration recently reported.

Morton-Rutledge Volunteer Fire Capt. Michael Christopher Malinowski, 40, told fellow firefighters he wasn’t feeling well shortly after returning to the station from a Dec. 2 call about downed wires and trees, according to the administration.

While at work the next day, Malinowski became ill, and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

According to his obituary, Malinowski participated in training and fundraising at the department, and used his carpentry skills to help fix areas of the fire station, including the company’s firefighter memorial.

Formerly of New Jersey, Malinowski also previously served as captain of the City of Gloucester and Pine Grove volunteer departments.

Malinowski is survived by his wife and five children.


The Officers and members of Radnor Fire Company wish to offer our sincere condolences to Morton-Rutledge Fire Company,...

Posted by Radnor Fire Company on Thursday, December 5, 2019


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