Fire Chief Chris Martin has served full-time in the fire service since 1986. He joined the Sterling Heights Fire Department in 1989 and rose through the ranks of the Fire Department from Firefighter / Medic, Fire Lieutenant / Medic, Fire Captain / Medic, and Interim Fire Chief before being appointed and confirmed to his current position in December 2012.
Martin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Northwood University and an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College. He is a state licensed Paramedic, a certified Rescue Specialist, and certified Hazardous Materials Technician. He also serves as the Operations Chief for the Macomb County Technical Rescue Team, as well as a Rescue Team Manager with Michigan Task Force 1.