IAFF & PFFSCA Fundraiser 100% to Firefighter Muller’s Wife & Son

A few words from Battalion Chief Curt Isakson reflecting on the loss of Brother Michael Muller, Irmo South Carolina.

I keep thinking about how much this Brother Loved the Job!! I can hear it in his voice and see it in his eyes & body language. I so wish that our paths would’ve crossed. We need more of Jmichael Muller in the Fire 🔥 Service to spread the word in a way that he did and infect others.

I might not have personally met him, But I definitely know him in regards to the Brotherhood and Love for everything this Job is about. I will definitely not forget and 175 is Number that will be honored. It’s our Job to share his love with others and be positive.

Twice at the GSD and stayed positive. Aces all the way. We will band together and work towards training as many as possible in your honor, because that was obviously your mission.

Thanks Brother for Loving The Job!!

We are the Lucky 🍀 Ones.

This evening Chief Isakson received an official communication from Bryan Costello, Secretary, Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina. Brother Costello indicated that the PFFASC and IAFF have established a joint fundraiser with 100% of the donations going directly to Firefighter Muller’s Wife and Son.

Brother Costello indicated in his email to notate your donation made through Venmo as a donation to Firefighter Muller.

For questions Brother Costello, Secretary, Professional Fire Fighters Association, of South Carolina can be reached at 9163009192.


Roger K. Odachowski

The Professional Fire Fighters of SC Mourn the Tragic Loss of Firefighter James Michael Muller Irmo, SC – With profound sadness and a heavy heart, the Irmo Fire Department announces the line-of-duty death of Firefighter James Michael Muller. Firefighter Muller made the ultimate sacrifice while courageously battling a devastating 3-alarm fire in Columbia, SC.

Firefighter Muller, 25, a dedicated member of the Imo Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Fighters, fearlessly responded to the call of duty – just as he had done for the past seven years of his exemplary career. His selflessness and unwavering commitment to protecting the lives and property of others are a testament to his character and the values he held dear.

The Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina and the IAFF stand in solidarity with the Irmo and Columbia Professional Fire Fighters during this time of profound grief and loss. The entire firefighting community extends its support and assistance to our brothers and sisters in Irmo and Columbia.

“For Brother Muller, being a fire fighter was a calling,” said Walter Dix, IAFF 12th District Vice President. “He took pride in the job and modeled the oath he took. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

“The heroic efforts of Firefighter Muller and the brave actions of his fellow firefighters saved three occupants from the house fire,” said Roger Odachowski, president of the PFFASC. “We will always remember Brother Muller’s sacrifice and the courage and dedication he embodied.”

Firefighter James Michael Muller will forever be remembered as a true hero, a role model, and a selfless individual who epitomized what it means to be a firefighter. His sacrifice will forever be etched in our hearts and minds as a reminder of the dangers firefighters risk to keep our communities safe.


James Muller

NOVEMBER 18, 1997 – MAY 26, 2023
Obituary of James Muller


Caughman-Harman Funeral Home – Lexington Chapel

James “J” Muller, 25, was born November 18, 1997 in Columbia, SC and passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023. He was the son of Christopher Shawn Muller and Denise Morris Muller.

James was a devoted firefighter to the Irmo Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Bouyea Muller; son, Cole; parents; sister, Ambree Muller; sister-in-law, Megan Widener and Mary Bouyea.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church with a private interment to follow. The family will receive friends after service.

Memorials may be made to the Irmo Fire Foundation, https://irmofirefoundation.com.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.caughmanlexington.com for the Muller family.