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Justin Martin continues family legacy at Columbus Fire and Rescue

Justin Martin grew up hanging out in Fire Station 1 in Columbus while his mother worked as the dispatcher. Now, he works there as a firefighter and brings his own children from time to time.

 


 

Justin Martin puts on his helmet on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin has been a firefighter for three years. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin puts on his helmet on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin has been a firefighter for three years.

 

From left, Captain Richard McBride and Engineer James Hays train Firefighter Justin Martin in operating the truck, from turning on the water to raising and lowering the ladder, on Friday outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin is training to be able to operate the truck on his own. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

From left, Captain Richard McBride and Engineer James Hays train Firefighter Justin Martin in operating the truck, from turning on the water to raising and lowering the ladder, on Friday outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin is training to be able to operate the truck on his own.

 

Justin Martin climbs the ladder on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin will go to the Mississippi Fire Academy in Jackson to take a test to become a truck operator, but he isnít sure when due to COVID-19. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin climbs the ladder on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin will go to the Mississippi Fire Academy in Jackson to take a test to become a truck operator, but he isnít sure when due to COVID-19.

 

Justin Martin laughs while wrapping up his training for the day on Friday outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus.  Martinís mother used to be a dispatcher for the Columbus Fire Department, and Martin fondly remembers spending time at the station as a kid. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin laughs while wrapping up his training for the day on Friday outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martinís mother used to be a dispatcher for the Columbus Fire Department, and Martin fondly remembers spending time at the station as a kid.

 

Justin Martin walks through Fire Station 1 on Thursday in Columbus. Martin said he always knew he wanted to be a firefighter. Heís also a fitness instructor at Core Fitness in Columbus. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin walks through Fire Station 1 on Thursday in Columbus. Martin said he always knew he wanted to be a firefighter. Heís also a fitness instructor at Core Fitness in Columbus.

 

Justin Martin guides his kids, from left, Samauria, 6, Bryson and Landon, both 3, as they ride their bikes on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. The family often rides bikes together at the soccer complex or in the parking lot of Core Fitness, where Martin works. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin guides his kids, from left, Samauria, 6, Bryson and Landon, both 3, as they ride their bikes on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. The family often rides bikes together at the soccer complex or in the parking lot of Core Fitness, where Martin works.

 

Samauria Martin, 6, passes a soccer ball to her dad, Justin Martin, on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. Samauria also rode bikes with her twin brothers, Landon and Bryan, both 3. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Samauria Martin, 6, passes a soccer ball to her dad, Justin Martin, on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. Samauria also rode bikes with her twin brothers, Landon and Bryan, both 3.

 

Justin and Kasenda Martin walk with their sons, from left, Bryson and Landon, both 3, on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. Much like his mother brought him, Martin brings his own children to the fire station sometimes. He said they absolutely love it, especially Landon. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin and Kasenda Martin walk with their sons, from left, Bryson and Landon, both 3, on Saturday at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. Much like his mother brought him, Martin brings his own children to the fire station sometimes. He said they absolutely love it, especially Landon.

 

 

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