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Vancouver Firefighter dies following automobile accident

Vancouver Firefighter dies following automobile accident
At 10:23 p.m. on March 31, off-duty Vancouver firefighter Andrew Miller, 29, was struck by an automobile while walking near his home at the 500 block of NE 112th Avenue. 

He was treated on the scene by two crews from the Vancouver Fire Department and AMR and transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center with life threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries at approximately 12 a.m. on April 1.
“We are proud of Andrew and all that he accomplished. The news is a tremendous loss to both Andrew’s family and the Vancouver Fire Department family,” said Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina.

Andrew had been a member of the Vancouver Fire Department since September 2011. He worked as a Firefighter/EMT and was a member of the Vancouver Firefighter’s Union, Local 452.

Andrew grew up in Spokane, Wash., where he graduated from Rogers High School and completed an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science and General Studies from Spokane Community College. He previously served as a resident firefighter in Spokane County Fire District 10 in Airway Heights, outside of Spokane.

“This is a very sad day for the city. The entire Vancouver City Council extends our condolences to the Miller family,” said Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Vancouver Firefighters Community Assistance Fund at 2807 N.W. Fruit Valley Road, Vancouver, WA  98660.

Posted: Apr 1, 2016,
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