Tom “"Tommy"” O. Martin, Fire Chief

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Fire Chief Tom Martin attended live fire training on the evening of August 18, 2017. Less than 24-hours after the conclusion of the training, Chief Martin suffered a medical emergency at his home.

Firefighters responded and he was transported to the hospital where he later died as the result of a heart attack.

Department information

Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department
519 21st NE (Box 533)
Black Eagle, Montana 59414

Chief: Mike Deshayes

Tom “"Tommy"” O. Martin was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 61
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 18, 2017
Date of death: August 19, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Store/Office