Charles “Chuck” C Adams, Jr., Firefighter Trainee

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Firefighter Adams was participating in search and rescue training as a part of a state-mandated firefighter training curriculum. Firefighters, in full structural fire fighting protective clothing and SCBA, conducted practical training for primary searches.

During a break, Firefighter Adams was observed by instructors exhibiting signs of a heart attack. He was provided with treatment by other firefighters and then transported to a local hospital. Despite treatment in the ambulance and at the hospital, Firefighter Adams was pronounced dead at 1613hrs. His death was as the result of a heart attack.

Incident Location: 111 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 48283 (U.S. National Grid: 16T GM 0196 7545)

Department information

Spring Arbor Township Fire Department
111 E. Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 16T GM 0196 7545
Spring Arbor, Michigan 48283

Chief: Tim McEldowney

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Charles “Chuck” C Adams, Jr. was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter Trainee
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: January 2, 2016 12:40
Date of death: January 2, 2016
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training