PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia firefighter who was killed when a roof collapsed beneath him as he battled a weekend fire will get a posthumous promotion.
Fifty-three-year-old Capt. Michael Goodwin plunged from the roof of a three-story building in the city's Queen Village section Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another firefighter, 28-year-old Andrew Golewski, was burned while trying to rescue him.
Goodwin, a 29-year veteran, had recently taken the test for a promotion to battalion chief. Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison says the promotion will allow Goodwin to retire at the higher rank, enhancing his family's benefits.
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says he had been hoping that Goodwin would one day make chief.
Funeral arrangements haven't been finalized. The cause of the fire still hasn't been determined.