It is with profound sadness that Fremont Firefighters Local 1689 announces the passing of Deputy Fire Chief Jim Martin.
Brother Martin passed away on July 25, 2015 at 1147hrs. He was 53 years old. Jim fought valiantly for more than four years to beat job related cancer, but in the end, lost the battle. He was just a few months shy of 30 years served.
Jim proudly served and represented this union for nearly his entire career, holding most positions on our board. Prior to being promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, Jim served several terms as president of Fremont Firefighters Local 1689.
“Even after promoting out of our ranks, Jim was a staunch supporter of our union and always looked at issues from a management and labor perspective,” said Local 1689 President Jeff Klevin. ” Jim never forgot his roots.”
A Memorial Serivce will be held to honor Deputy Fire Chief Jim Martin next Tuesday:
Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM