It is with the greatest regret that we inform you of the passing of Platoon Chief Donald Martin.
Don spent well over 33 years with the CFB Halifax Fire Department and succumbed to cancer attributed to his time as a Firefighter.
After his initial diagnosis in 2014 he remained an active-duty firefighter until the end. His fight was an inspiration to all around him.
Don was the long-time president of Local Union, UNDE 80412. His leadership, presence of mind and experience helped navigate the department through some very challenging times. Don was both a friend and mentor to many.
His untimely death is a great loss to UNDE.
It is fitting that Don departs this world as those who remain behind celebrate Labour Day; a Holiday that Don cherished and one that represents the labour movement that Don championed throughout his career.