Donald “Pete” F Martin

Firefighter Martin reported to the fire station for regular weekly training. The start of training was delayed and Firefighter Martin told other firefighters that he did not feel well and wanted to go home. He refused a medical evaluation and firefighters dropped him off at home. A short time later, Firefighter Martin suffered a fatal heart attack.

Department Information

Sanborn Fire Company
5811 Buffalo Street
Sanborn, New York 14132

Chief: Robert Hoover

Donald “Pete” F Martin was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 84 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Oct 30, 2014 20:30
Date of Death: Oct 30, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
Fixed Property Use: Residential