Nathaniel Charles Fruin

Firefighter Fruin and the members of his fire department responded to a structure fire. Firefighter Fruin was a passenger in a vehicle bringing bottled water to firefighters on the scene of the incident when he became unconscious.

The firefighter driving the vehicle requested assistance and provided CPR. Firefighter Fruin was transported to the hospital but did not recover. His death was cardiac-related.

Incident Location: 22319 M-43, Mattawan, MI 49071 (USNG: 16T FM 0045 8329)

Department Information

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

Chief: Terron McLean

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Nathaniel Charles Fruin 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: 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: Store/Office