Submitted by his Father
Honored in 1996
Although only 23 years of age when he died‚ Adam brought much experience and dedication to his EMS and firefighter activities.
A life long resident of Ruth and White Pine County‚ Adam was a very active member of the Ruth Volunteer Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Services where he served as a Captain Fire Fighter and EMT for the department. His hobbies included fishing‚ hunting‚ rope climbing‚ cave exploring‚ and country western dancing.
Adam gained his EMT certification to assist with staffing an ambulance in Ruth and was an EMT for 1 1/2 years prior to his death. On July 15‚ 1995‚ Adam was en route to meet his partner to stand-by at the BMX race track. The ambulance he was driving crashed into a newspaper office in downtown Ely.
Adam’s father‚ aunt‚ and brother-in-law are all volunteer firefighter/ambulance attendants. In fact‚ the ambulance that responded to the crash in which Adam died was staffed with his father and aunt. The entire county was in shock and very grieved.
Adam was given a firefighter’s funeral and will be remembered as one of the County’s finest. Adam throughout his life was always around the fire department and the equipment he father was and is presently the First Volunteer Fire Chief‚ after founding the department in 1972. While being around the fire equipment throughout his life‚ he had a wonderful ability to relate to people at age eleven he often would teach the new volunteers the ins and outs of the fire trucks‚ and rescue equipment. He was totally dedicated to the people he served. He had an ability to make people feel as if they were all his very best friend. Adam is survived by his Wife Debra Sorenson Step daughter Cassie Sorenson‚ parents‚ Martin and Novella Sorenson‚ and a brother and six sisters‚ as well as a town full of friends and people whom he loved and loved to serve.