Coordinator Special Operations, , Hazmat-CBRNE Program Firefighter
Ottawa Fire Services
Martin first put a NBC suit on and had his first introduction to the gas hut with the RAF Regiment in his late teens. Studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Northumbria Newcastle, Spent a couple of decades working in industry, mechanical engineering and communications in UK and Canada. 10 years at Nortel Networks before changing paths to pursue a career in Firefighting for the past 15 years. Hazmat/CBRNe Technician for 8 Years. Completed Advanced CBRNe course at CFB Suffield with DRDC. Last year became Information Technology - IT Coordinator for Hazmat/CBRNe Program Ottawa Fire Services Special Operations Division, responsible for specifying and maintaining IT assets for Hazmat/CBRNe Program. Work as part of a Multi Threat Response Team in Canada’s Capital With RCMP CBRNE Team and Ottawa Police and EMS. A member of multiple working groups, workshops and committees in Hazmat CBRNe and first responder communications. Technical SME Contributor to the Canada First Responder Cellular Network working group at DRDC.