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Fallen Brothers» Chris Adams

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Adams family and the Springfield Fire Department of Springfield, Florida. Fire Chief Chris Adams, 40, a veteran of the Springfield Fire Department, died Tuesday January 16, 2007. While on duty at city hall, Chris collapsed after suffering a heart attack caused by a blood clot in his chest. He was rushed to Bay Medical Center where he later died.

     Chris followed in his fathers footsteps, William Adams, becoming a volunteer firefighter for the Springfield Fire Department until he was certified and began serving the city full-time. He was promoted through the ranks to Captain until he was selected by the mayor to become Fire Chief in 2004. Since then he has worked diligently to upgrade the department and community by obtaining grants for new equipment, vehicles, and training for his brother firefighters.

     Our brother Chris leaves behind his wife, Darline, and his two daughters, Heather, 17, and Hollie, 13. A visitation will be held for Chris on Thursday January 18, 2007 5-8PM at Heritage Funeral Home in Panama City. A funeral will be held for Chris on Friday January 19, 2007 2PM at Springfield Community Church in Springfield, followed by internment at Lynn Haven Cemetery in Lynn Haven. A college scholarship memorial fund has been established for his daughters and donations can be made to:


In Memory of Chris Adams
c/o Springfield Fire Department
3726 East Third Street
Springfield, FL 32401-6003
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