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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Michael P. McCarthy

Firefighter McCarthy was accidentally killed when an engine driver had difficulty negotiating turn and began to back up, not knowing that Mike had stepped off the rear step. Engine 271 is dedicated to Mike who was a lst Lieutenant in the US Air Force at the time of his death. Is remembered for his enthusiasm and devotion to duty.

This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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  1. A true hero, a fallen firefighter. Your memory will always be cherished. Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. MVFD27

    – Mustafa Ahmed