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.