PHILADELPHIA -Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia International Airport CEO Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron issued the following statements today in response to the death of Firefighter Michael Bernstein:

“I’m deeply saddened by the death of Philadelphia firefighter Michael Bernstein who passed away this morning. Michael bravely served our city for 22 years and served our country in the U.S. Navy. We are humbled by his dedication, and we will always remember his sacrifice. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, and fellow firefighters. Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

“To honor the memory of Firefighter Bernstein, all City of Philadelphia flags will be flown at half-staff for 30 days.”

Chellie Cameron, CEO of PHL Airport issued the following statement: 

“The Airport community sends our heartfelt sympathy to Michael Bernstein’s loved ones, and to his colleagues at the Philadelphia Fire Department. Each emergency responder stationed at the Airport is a part of our family, and we stand by to support our colleagues during this time of loss.”