Stanley Hamilton Martin, Jr.

Assistant Chief Martin and the members of his fire department responded to a residential structure fire. The residence was fully involved upon the arrival of firefighters on-scene. Assistant Chief Martin operated the pump on the department’s tanker (tender). After nearly an hour and a half working on the scene, Assistant Chief Martin told other firefighters that he felt like he was having a heart attack.

While assistance was being rendered by other firefighters, Assistant Chief Martin went into cardiac arrest. He was transported by ambulance to a medical care facility but did not survive. Assistant Chief Martin’s death was caused by a pulmonary embolism.

Incident Location: Eutaw, AL USNG: 16SDB1734

Department Information

Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
3139 County Road 211
Eutaw, Alabama 35462-3504

Chief: George Henderson

Stanley Hamilton Martin, Jr. 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: 71 
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: May 6, 2013 02:36
Date of death: May 6, 2013 
Cause of death: Other 
Nature of death: Other 
Activity type: Pump Operations 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential