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    Russell, Pennsylvania Co. President Dies After Firehouse Accident

    Russell, Pennsylvania Co. President Dies After Firehouse Accident

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    On October 24, Darrel Michael, President of the Russell Fire Company in Russell, Pennsylvania fell from a ladder and suffered fatal head injuries.

    Michael was at the station on standby preparing for a fundraiser. According to a spokesperson for the Russell Fire Company,

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    Michael, Darrell

    Age: 60
    Cause of Death:
    Rank: President of Russell Fire Company
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No
    Incident Date: 10/24/2003
    Duty Type: Other
    Incident Time: 19:30
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 11/03/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Russell Fire Company
    One Perrigo Lane
    PO Box 66
    Russell , Pennsylvania 16345
    Chief: Dave Schwanke

    Initial Summary:
    On Friday, October 24th, President Michaels was at the station on standby and also getting ready for a fundraiser. He had climbed up a storage ladder in the fire station and for an unknown cause fell and hit his head and was discovered injured at the bottom of the ladder. He had been kept on life support until November 3 when the life support was removed.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1468

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