Fallen Philly fireman to get posthumous promotion

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Associated Press

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 11:33 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania flags at state facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of a Philadelphia firefighter who was killed when a roof collapsed beneath him as he battled a weekend fire.

Fifty-three-year-old Capt. Michael Goodwin fell from the roof of a three-story building in the city's Queen Village section Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fellow firefighter Andrew Golewski was burned while trying to rescue him.

The governor says flags will remain at half-staff until sundown Wednesday, the day Goodwin's burial

Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison says Goodwin, a 29-year veteran, will receive a posthumous promotion to battalion chief that will enhance his family's benefits.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The cause of the fire still hasn't been determined.

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