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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NJ

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Captain Kenneth Adamo has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department.

Kenneth Adamo

Rank: Captain
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 28
Date of Incident: 12/28/2010
Time of Incident: 0930hrs
Date of Death: 12/28/2010

Fire Department: Elmwood Park Fire Department
Address: 182 Market St, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Fire Department Chief: Gary Ruglio

Incident Description: Firefighter Adamo was on an emergency standby at his fire station for the snow emergency declared by New Jersey Acting Governor Stephen M. Sweeney. During his period of duty, Firefighter Adamo reportedly also responded to one call, a smoke detector sounding.

Upon release from duty, Firefighter Adamo returned home and went to bed. He was found deceased in his bed the following morning from a suspected heart attack.

Funeral Arrangements: Friday, 12/31/2010, @ St. Leo's Church, Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Captain Kenneth Adamo at

To date, 86 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 84 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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