Frederick County Fire and Rescue and the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) are mourning the unexpected passing of a longtime volunteer firefighter. Michael Powers, 70, a lifelong member and active volunteer from the LVFC died after suffering from a medical emergency while on the scene of a vehicle accident.
According to a press release:
A vehicle accident with entrapment was dispatched at 12:54pm in which Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company was responding to. Upon arriving on the scene and assisting in clearing debris from the roadway Firefighter Powers suffered a medical emergency and was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital. After every effort was made by Frederick County Fire and Rescue Personnel and the staff at FMH FF Powers was pronounced deceased at 2:21pm.
FF Powers was an active volunteer at Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company for almost 40 years and a volunteer in Frederick County for over 50 years.
Both of FF Powers’ daughters and their husbands are active volunteers for Frederick County Fire and Rescue. A procession is scheduled to escort FF Powers from the hospital to the Medical Examiners office in Baltimore at approximately 5:30pm.
Read the full press release for more information.