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Martin Firefighters to receive new safety equipment

Story by Press Reporter Macenna True The Martin board of aldermen and mayor heard a resolution read by city recorder Kelly Wilson authorizing Martin to participate in a grant program that would assist the fire department with receiving bulletproof vests for firefighters. Fire Chief Jamie Summers applied for the grant in May. “It’s the kind…

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All about team for Martin Fire Department

By Sabrina Bates News Producer When “Mayday, Mayday” comes across the line of radios within a department that has been battling a blaze, it creates an even deeper sense of urgency for firefighters. When everyone else goes running out of a burning building, fire crews are running inside. Facing lack of oxygen, heavy equipment, unstable…

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National Night Out set for Tuesday in downtown Martin

National Night Out is a free event that brings together community helpers and families. It is designed to encourage neighbors to be a bit friendlier toward one another and parents to be armed with resources to keep their children out of harm’s way. This year’s event will take Tuesday from 4:30-8 p.m. in Virginia Weldon…

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MFD battles early morning blazes

  Tuesday was a busy morning for Martin firefighters as they battled two structure fires in Martin. The first early-morning blaze was reported at 3:40 Tuesday. MFD Chief Jamie Summers said a fire likely started in the garage at 1300 Pleasant Hill Rd and when he arrived on the scene, it was fully involved. As…

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