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Honorary Member E. Michael "Mike" Rush

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Port Penn Fire Company is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Honorary Member E. Michael "Mike" Rush. Mike was something of a legend in the Delaware Fire Service, and well known throughout.

Mike graduated from Salesianum Hight School in 1966, then went on to acquire a degree from Goldey-Beacom College. Later he proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1970 in the Vietnam War fighting in the Western Pacific. Mike was an instructor with the Delaware State Fire School and a Past President of the Delaware State Fire Chief's Association. He was a member of the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, where he held offices of President and Deputy Chief Emeritus. He was also a Life Member of the Christiana Fire Company where he served on their Board of Directors. Mike was also an Honorary Member of Citizen's Hose, Cranron Heights, Delaware City, Five Points, Hockessin, and Mill Creek Fire Companies. In addition, he was also an Honorary Member of the Smyrna/Clayton Past Chiefs / Past Presidents Association.

Mike was also named Delaware Volunteer Fireman of the Year at the annual DVFA Conference in 2013.

Our sincere condolences go out to his family as well as his loved ones.

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