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Monday, July 27, 2015

LODD: Fremont Deputy Chief Jim Martin

Fremont Firefighters Local 1689 is saddened to announce the passing of Deputy Chief Jim Martin on July 24th. Martin lost a valiant four-year battle with job-related cancer.

LODD: Fremont Deputy Chief Jim Martin

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. " im  forgot his roots."
Plans for a memorial service will be finalized in the next couple of days and when they are available, Please bookmark this page for the latest information. 

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