Nathaniel Charles Fruin

Department Information

Mattawan Fire District
PO Box 294, 55697 North Main St
USNG: 16T FM 0029 745
Mattawan, Michigan 49071

Chief: Terron McLean

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)

Provisional Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify
fatality incident information.

Age: 22 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Feb 26, 2013 18:30
Date of Death: Feb 26, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: