Jumpseat Radio 030: Talking Training with Nick Martin. 


In this weeks Jumpseat Radio podcast host Ryan Pennington sits down for a talk with Battalion Chief Nick Martin of the Columbia SC Fire Department. Nick is a instructor for the Traditions Training group and the training chief for Columbia. He is very active training firefighters all over north america.  

Included in this episode:


Nicks fire service background

Essential qualities of a firefighter ready to train

How a Chief officer gains the respect of the rank and file

Keys to an engaging training session

“Nicks secret sauce” to training firefighters 

Questions from JumpseatNation



You can find more from Nick at TraditionsTraining.com and FireEngineering.com


Nicholas Martin

Battalion Chief, Columbia Fire Department


Nick began his fire service career in 1994 as a volunteer in his hometown located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Since then he has served as a career/volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. He holds a bachelors degree in fire science from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in management from the Public Safety Executive Leadership program at the Johns Hopkins University.


Nick is presently a Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department in the capitol city of South Carolina.  He served previously  with the District of Columbia Fire Department through the ranks of private, sergeant and lieutenant where he served on engine company, truck/tower companies, and as a battalion aide.  As a firefighter with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department  he earned  a Medal of Valor from Firehouse Magazine, as well as a Silver Medal for Valor from the Prince George’ County Fire Department. Nick is also an author for Fire Engineering magazine, Urban Firefighter magazine & is presents regularly at FDIC.




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