Georgia Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter-Paramedic Michael Norton, 38, of the Coweta County Fire Rescue on March 2, 2017.

Firefighter-Paramedic Norton worked an early morning residential structure fire on March 1st. At home, several hours later, Firefighter Norton was found by his wife in medical distress. She called 911 and responders treated Norton then transported him to the hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter-Paramedic Norton at

To date, 18 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality

reports are posted online at

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

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