Tillamook Fire District has graciously accepted a large donation from the estate of long time Tillamook resident, Joseph Martin. Martin was a member of the district and had served over 20 years with the agency. Prior to the formation of the District, and separation from the City of Tillamook, Martin sat on the Tillamook City Council. He was later elected to the board of directors for the district where he served nearly 25 years.
A proponent of the district and its volunteers, Martin advocated for the enduring success of the district.
During Martin's tenure, he assisted two fire chiefs, and after his position was filled by a newly elected director, he volunteered to sit on the budget committee in his continued support.
Martin and his late wife Betty always hand delivered homemade birthday and anniversary cards to the firefighters at the station. A cup of coffee was always warranted for conversation, either at the station or at his house, when you needed to stop by for work.