Fallen Philly fireman to get posthumous promotion

    A Philadelphia firefighter who was killed when a roof collapsed beneath him as he battled a weekend fire will be getting a posthumous promotion.

    Fifty-three-year-old Capt. Michael Goodwin plunged onto a second-floor roof of a three-story building in the city’s Queen Village section on Saturday night.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another firefighter, 28-year-old Andrew Golewski, suffered burns while trying to rescue him.

    Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers announced Sunday that Goodwin, a 29-year veteran, had recently taken the test for a promotion to battalion chief. He says the department will be promoting him posthumously.

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    Ayers says he had been hoping that Goodwin would one day make chief.

    The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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