Articles, Blog

Carmel firefighting brothers follow in father’s, grandfather’s footsteps


OF DOING WHAT DAD DID… AND WHAT HIS DAD DID…. AND HIS DAD… AND SO ON. (LAUREN) THERE’S A FAMILY IN CARMEL WITH A LONG LINE OF FIREFIGHTERS. 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S BRITTANY LEWIS MET THE FAMILY. (BRITTANY ) FIREFIGHTERS WILL TELL YOU… THEY’RE ALL ONE BIG FAMILY. BUT IN CARMEL… THERE IS ONE FAMILY…FULL OF FIREFIGHTERS. A PLAQUE DETAILING THE HISTORY OF CARMEL’S FIRE DEPARTMENT SITS IN FRONT OF THE CITY’S FIRST FIRE STATION. A BUILDING FULL OF HISTORY. 14;19;43;13 THIS TRUCK OVER HERE IS A 1920 DENNIS MADE IN GUILFORD ENGLAND ALL TOLD BY A MAN WITH QUITE A FIRE HISTORY 14;22;53;03 OH I MADE MANY, MANY RUNS ON THIS TRUCK OF HIS OWN. 14;23;12;12 12 TO 15 THOUSAND RUNS JIM MARTIN’S CAREER STARTED SOON AFTER DECEMBER 3RD, 1960. 14;10;36;08 MY BROTHER, MY DAD AND I WE SEEN ALLL THIS SMOKE AND WE HAD TO GO SEE WHAT IT WAS SO JIM, HIS BROTHER, AND DAD ALL JOINED THE CARMEL FIRE DEPARTMENT. HIS BROTHER AND DAD — A MECHANIC BY TRADE — STAYED ON AS VOLUNTEERS FOR 15 YEARS — EVEN OPENING CARMEL’S SECOND FIRE STATION IN HIS GARAGE. JIM’S CAREER WOULD LAST 36 YEARS. 26 AS ASSISTANT CHIEF AND MANY AS A DAD. 14:07:21 MOM OR DAD NEVER SAID NO TO ANYBODY SO WE WERE ALWAYS OUT THERE ALL THE TIME HELPING PEOPLE SO IT MAY COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT AGE 21, 14:06:37:02 IT’S IN OUR BLOOD, SOMETHING I WANTED TO DO. RICK MARTIN BECAME A CARMEL FIREFIGHTER. ONE YEAR AFTER, HIS BROTHER DAVID DID. 14:03:16:17 WE GREW UP HERE, IN THIS FIREHOUSE AND KIND OF ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT THE FIRE SERVICE THEN WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO, WHEN MY FATHER ASKED ME, I JUMPED ON IT. 14:24:39:15 IT JUST GETS YOU IN HERE, FEELING PROUD, SOMEBODY CARRYING ON. I SAY I WAS REAL PROUD TO PIN THE PIN ON THEM, THE BADGE. A BADGE, THEY’VE BOTH WORN NOW FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS. 14:06:03:20 IT’S JUST KIND OF IN OUR BLOOD TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE. AND IF IT’S IN THEIR BLOOD… THAT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING. 14:04:15:22 I’M A THIRD GENERATION, MY SON IS A FOURTH GENERATION. HISTORY REALLY DOES HAVE A WAY OF REPEATING ITSELF. (BRITTANY) THAT FOURTH GENERATION (BRITTANY) THAT FOURTH GENERATION FIREFIGHTER… DAVID MARTIN WORKS FOR CICERO’S FIRE DEPARTMENT. BUT THE REST OF THE MARTIN FIREFIGHTERS ARE ALL HOPING HE GETS ON THE CARMEL FIRE DEPARTMENT SOON. SCOTT AND LAUREN. (SCOTT ) –TIME AND TEMP CHECK–

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *