Firefighter Fruin was responding to a structure fire when he fell ill from a cause still to be determined. Shortly after leaving the station, Fruin's partner, who was driving, called to report the medical emergency. He then pulled over to the side of the road, and according to reports, Fruin went into cardiac arrest. Other responders stopped and rendered aid, but Firefighter Fruin succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: 22319 M-43, Mattawan, MI 49071 (USNG: 16T FM 0045 8329)
Mattawan Fire District
PO Box 294, 55697 North Main St
USNG: 16T FM 0029 745
Mattawan, Michigan 49071
Chief: Terron McLean
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.