Memorial fund established for family of Fire Captain Michael Goodwin

Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Michael Goodwin, 53, died fighting a 3-alarm fire in Queen Village on Saturday April 6, 2013. Goodwin is being posthumously promoted to battalion chief.

April 17, 2013 12:28:50 PM PDT
A memorial fund has been established in honor of the Philadelphia fire captain killed in the line of duty this month.

Captain Michael Goodwin died April 6th while battling a fire in Queen Village.

Firefighters Local 22 announced the memorial fund on Wednesday to help take care of his family in the wake of their loss.

"We vowed to Mike's family, as we have to all families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, that we will always stand by them and take care of them. This is the first formal step in that ongoing process," said Local 22 President Bill Gault.

"Firefighters are family and that bond is unbreakable. We're grateful for the genuine outpouring of sympathy from so many people from every walk of life. We ask them now to remember the Goodwin family, not only in their thoughts and prayers, but through their generosity. There will be many difficult days ahead for the Goodwin family, emotionally and financially," said Gault.

Those who wish to contribute to the fund may do so by sending a check to:

The Captain Michael Goodwin Memorial Fund
Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107