Jeff Martin
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  • Winchester, Virginia
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
South End Fire Company
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
My view on training is that you can have certs to fill up a file cabinet, but if don't have the street smarts to use it, than you are more dangerous than a proby. Train well and often, and always take the advice of older members and officers.
About Me:
I have a wonderful wife that has currently passed her EMT and is still waiting for "her call". I have a son from a previous marrige that is 10 y/o and has had diabeties since he was 4. I also have a step-daughter that is 7 and is starting her 1st year of soccer. We have a lot along the river that we go to every chance we get just to get away. We all love camping, fishing, hiking and anything outdoors. My son and I are currently in a project of putting his first AR together, and hopefully, in a couple of years, I will do the same with my daughter (she wants it pink). But other than that, is all simple, just ask and I will tell ya.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My family was either drunks or, like my father, worked like a dog everyday and got nowhere in his life. So, when my son was born, I decided that it was time I got my crap together and look into something that my son can look upto me for. When I did a ride along in Charlotte, NC, I was hooked. Haven't looked back ever since and my son now what's to be a mechanic ! That's karma I guess.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
To be hated until they need you......HAHA
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staffing / Volunteer members...Money / Funding...Equipment...and I can on and on, but we all know what we need.

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At 6:20pm on November 29, 2012, Jeff B. said…

Good for you Jeff, rising up from your upbringing.  I know how that is.  Be proud of your career and your family.  I know you earned it. 

At 4:57pm on November 4, 2008, 4RC1 said…
Lived in Warrenton for a few months.....was stunned and how BIG VFD companies can get! stay safe!
At 4:35pm on October 26, 2008, Timothy Hathcock said…
Where did you find the Shreck picture. I love it, since thats my nickname at the dept. I'm on
At 3:23am on September 10, 2008, Alessandro said…
thx for the add, Jeff......stay safe from Sicily!!!
At 2:49pm on August 29, 2008, Leisa Storey said…
Thanks for the message!!! I am going to work on my page and get more pictures posted Have a great day
At 4:16pm on August 24, 2008, David Cornett said…
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but yes I did recieve them I appreciate that alot.
At 12:08pm on August 18, 2008, David Cornett said…
Hey Capt,
My E-mailaddress is I would appreciate that.
At 5:50pm on August 17, 2008, Kirk D. Baughman said…
i didnt know shreck was a firefighter. that is cool were did you find that at? kirk from texas.
At 3:36am on August 14, 2008, David Cornett said…
Hey Capt. I was wondering where you got that Shreck photo I need that that is my house number.
At 9:47pm on August 13, 2008, Joe Caldwell said…
welcome to the FFN hope all is well in the old dominion state take care

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