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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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/


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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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