NEWTON, NC (Jan. 3, 2013) – The City of Newton is pleased to announce the promotion of Jimmy Martin to Deputy Fire Chief.
Martin, a native of Newton, has volunteered and worked for the city for more than 30 years advancing his career in fire service.
He started as volunteer firefighter in Dec. 1979 and was later named volunteer captain.
In July 2005, Martin was hired as a full-time firefighter. Four years later, he was promoted to engineer, and in June 2011, he was promoted to captain.
Martin is a North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission Certified Level II Firefighter, a Fire Apparatus and Aerial Operator, and an Emergency Medical Technician. He has been certified as a Fire Inspector Level I by the North Carolina Building Code Council.
Martin is a graduate of Newton-Conover High School and Catawba Valley Community College, where, in 2011, he earned a degree in Fire Protection Technology. He is a member of the Confined Space and Trench Rescue teams.
Martin and his wife of 30 years, Jane, live in Newton. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and is a clinic leader for high school football officials. He has enjoyed officiating for over 30 years.
He is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church where he has served in several leadership positions. He also served on the City of Newton Planning Commission and Recreation Commission.
As a lifelong resident of Newton, Jimmy is pleased and dedicated to serve the citizens of Newton.