Assistant Chief Wayne J Martin began his fire service career in 1972. He brings his many years of Emergency Services and Emergency Management experience to the Fire District. He has a Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership. He also has received his Executive Fire Officer (EFO) from the National Fire Academy. He served as President of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Florida State Firefighters Association. He has been a fire service instructor at local colleges and the University of Central Florida.
Assistant Chief Martin has served as Fire Chief Emergency Management Director for the City of Oviedo, Florida and Fire Chief for the East Naples Fire Rescue District. He also served as Fire Marshal for the City of Naples Fire Rescue. Most recently he served as the Collier County Operations Manager at Isles of Capri Fire Rescue. As the Planning and Growth Management Section Assistant Chief for the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District he is responsible for Research and Development, the Strategic Plan, Emergency Preparedness, and the Fleet Branch.