[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E197]
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                         HON. DAVID B. McKINLEY

                            of west virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of 
Michael Dale Garrett, a Firefighter and EMT-I with the Nutter Fort 
Volunteer Firefighter Department, who lost his life serving in the line 
of duty on February 1, 2014.
  Michael, or ``Mikey'' as he is known by his family, attended South 
Harrison High School, Alderson-Broaddus College and was scheduled to 
graduate from Fairmont State University in May with an associate's 
degree in emergency services. Michael's life was serving others as a 
first responder. He started when he was only a teenager and had 
experience and knowledge beyond his 28 years. He trained other 
firefighters and EMT personnel and was proud of his work.
  Michael's passion in life was helping others. Every call he took 
meant the potential for danger but he did his job as a professional up 
until his last call. His sense of humor and smile will be remembered by 
his family and friends. The Nutter Fort Fire Department want to stress 
that he died a hero, doing what he loved and lived for.
  I offer my condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all 
those who knew Michael Garrett. We honor his memory and his dedicated 
service to others.