Adam Gruen joined the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department as an administrative member in April 2013. A proud citizen of the City of Falls Church since 1996, he has also served the City as a volunteer tree-planter and volunteer parent-teacher.
Originally from New York, he received a B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in history of science and technology from Duke University. In 1984 he moved to Arlington, VA and served NASA as historian for the International Space Station program. Today he resides on Lincoln Avenue with his wife Beth, daughter Evelyn, and cat Mala-Mala.