Volunteer firefighter, 71, dies after responding to Green Co. fi

Volunteer firefighter, 71, dies after responding to Green Co. fire

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Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online

A 71-year-old assistant fire chief died early Tuesday morning after responding to a fire in Greene County.

Assistant Fire Chief Stanley Martin, Jr. served with the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department as an apparatus operator. He responded along with other firefighters to a structure fire at 71 Peachtree Lane in Eutaw around 2:30 a.m. May 7.

After the fire was put out, Martin complained of having shortness of breath, according to a post on the Alabama Fire College Facebook page. The fire chief called for an ambulance but Martin stopped breathing before the ambulance arrived. The Alabama Fire College said he was taken to Green County Hospital but medical efforts to save Martin were unsuccessful.

The visitation and funeral for Martin will be held at Eutaw Baptist Church on 225 Main Street in Eutaw. His visitation will be held Thursday, May 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10. The graveside service will be at Mesopotamia Cemetery, according to the Alabama Fire College.

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