City of Saginaw MI -
Saginaw Fire Department To Swear In Ralph Martin As Fire Marshal


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The Saginaw Fire Department will hold a ceremony to officially swear in Ralph Martin as Fire Marshal on July 15, 2013 at 11:00 am in the City Council Chambers, Room 205. Immediately following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.

Ralph Martin began his career with the Saginaw Fire Department in February 1990. During his 23 years with the Fire Department, Ralph has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 1999 Firefighter of the Year, 2008 Red-Cross “Fire Hero Award,” and the Chief’s Special Recognition Award.

Ralph was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal in 2008 and has been serving as the Acting Fire Marshal since September of 2012 after the retirement of Fire Marshal Greg Barton. Over the past nine months while serving as the Acting Fire Marshal, Ralph has increased the effectiveness of the position and increased collaboration with the Michigan State Police in the investigation of suspicious fires in Saginaw and has contributed to the convictions for two arsons that recently occurred. He has continued to aggressively investigate all fires and is committed to educating the citizens of Saginaw on fire prevention by urging the installation of smoke detectors throughout the City.

Ralph Martin is truly a dedicated leader, serving as a mentor with the Project Future Boys to Men Program and the Women of Colors youth development program. Mr. Martin helps at several local schools, serving as a volunteer in the Mentoring One Student To Succeed Program at Jessie Loomis Elementary and as a Saginaw County R.E.A.D. volunteer at Longfellow Elementary.

“Over the past nine months that Ralph Martin has served as the ‘Acting Fire Marshal,’ I have been impressed by his willingness to take on the tough jobs and by his can do attitude. Ralph is well known and liked by the community and has been a valuable resource for the Saginaw Fire Department for many years. I look forward to working with him and believe he is dedicated to this community.” - Phillip Ludos, MPA, Assistant City Manager-Public Safety.

Please contact the Saginaw Fire Department at (989) 759-1393 for more information.

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