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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MI

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 1st Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Trainee & Retired L.E.O Charles "Chuck" C. Adams Jr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Spring Arbor Township Fire Department.

Charles C. Adams, Jr.

Rank: Firefighter Trainee
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: <1

Date of Incident: 01/02/2016
Time of Incident: 1240hrs
Date of Death: 01/02/2016

Fire Department: Spring Arbor Township Fire Department
Address: 111 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 48283
Fire Department Chief: Tim McEldowney

Incident Description: Firefighter Trainee Adams was participating in search and rescue training at the local fire academy. He became ill and momentarily lost consciousness. Displaying heart attack-like symptoms, he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Firefighter Trainee Adams passed away at the hospital later that evening from a cause yet to be determined.

Incident Location: 111 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 48283

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Trainee Charles C. Adams, Jr. at

To date, one firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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