Martin passed at Bristol Royal Infirmary after a long illness.
He joined Gloucestershire Fire Service as a Junior Fireman in 1966 and was posted to Cheltenham in 1968 also serving at Tewkesbury. He transferred to Yate 1973 following his marriage to Eileen and was promoted to Leading Fireman in 1976.
In 1982 he transferred to Southmead and it was from there he retired in 1994 due to ill health. Martin was a very well liked member of the service and always with a smile.