Dr. Jack Martin

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Jack has responded to multiple disasters with the American Red Cross, including several hurricanes, tornados, fires, and droughts. He received mass care training.

While in college he was a volunteer fireman and he paid for his textbooks by being a team leader and forest firefighter for the NC Forest Service.

Jack became a first responder with advanced first aid, CPR, and junior lifesaving.

In 1975, he was an ambulance attendant and in 1976 he completed his NC EMT training.  In 1980, he became a water safety instructor and life guard trainer with the American Red Cross.  He continued these services for the next 20 years. 

He has been working with the Lowlander Institute and Church World Services developing disaster relief for climate refugees, indigenous people in Louisiana; including shelter, transportation, aquaculture, and renewable energy (wind and solar). 

In 2021, Jack joined the Civil Air Patrol.  He’s in the Emergency Services Specialty Track and serves on the air crew as a mission observer.  He has received “over the water” safety training; completed pilot ground school training in 2023; and is completing the drone pilot training for search and rescue.

He has received the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s training at levels 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, and HazMat.