Seth Martin has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Ketchum Fire Department. Fire Chief Greg Schwab said Martin embodies the "neighbors helping neighbors" propose of the Fire Department. This award signifies all of the contributions made by Martin to the community in 2004. The award was presented to Martin at the annual holiday party sponsored by the Ketchum/Sun Valley Volunteer Association Friday evening at the Outabounds Lounge in Warm Springs. The Ketchum Fire Department is predominantly staffed with paid-on-call members and a minimal career staff.
Martin is beginning his fifth year as a member of the Ketchum Fire Department and currently serves as an Engineer/AdvEMT. Martin is also enrolled in paramedic school, and serves on the Department's Training Committee. Martin is the senior resident firefighter at the Griffin Butte Fire Station, located at 13100 Highway 75. Martin's full-time job is as a manager with Formula Sports. Martin is very thankful to Formula Sports' owner Bob Gordon for the flexibility in his schedule.
The Ketchum Fire Department had many qualified candidates for Volunteer of the Year, so a nomination process and ballot were used to make the selection. Schwab thanked the nomination committee for all of their hard work. The committee was comprised of senior members of the department, Tom Bowman, Ron Parsons and Sandra Willingham. The Ketchum Fire Department is a 50-member agency providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical transport services.