Firefighter Fatality Notification – Michael Buitendorp

 

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Michael Buitendorp

Firefighter

Grant Township Fire Department
Rothbury, MI


On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at approximately 2100hrs., Firefighter Michael Buitendorp, driving a fire department tender, was responding to the scene of a camper fire in Otto Township when he lost consciousness. The firefighter who was with him was able to stop the fire apparatus and call for help. Grant Township firefighters and EMS personnel immediately performed life-saving measures. Firefighter Buitendorp was then transported to the Mercy Health Lakeshore Hospital where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The cause of his death is under investigation.

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 3

Date of Incident: November 18, 2020

Date of Death: November 18, 2020

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