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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NM

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 79th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Token Adams has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Sante Fe National Forest.

Token Adams

Rank: Fire Captain
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 08/30/2013
Time of Incident: pending
Date of Death: 08/30/2013

Fire Department: Santa Fe National Forest
Address: 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Fire Department Chief: Forest Supervisor Maria T. Garcia

Incident Description: Captain Adams disappeared August 30 while riding an ATV and checking on a report of smoke in the Santa Fe National Forest. A week later after extensive search operations, Adams was discovered by searchers deceased as a result of an accident involving the ATV.

Incident Location: Stable Mesa

Tribute is being paid to Fire Captain Token Adams at

To date, 79 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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