From Firehouse.com News
Firefighter Robert Dewey Martin, 26, of The Bostic Volunteer Fire Department, died January 9 after attending a strenuous EMT training class.
According to Bostic Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Jolley, Martin attended an EMT class on Saturday, January 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. He was practicing patient assessment which involved lifting and moving patients. Martin went home after class, and was not complaining of any discomfort. Chief Jolley said. He woke his wife up at 6 a.m. the following morning, gasping for air. She called 911, and performed mouth to mouth. He was transported to a local hospital where he died. The official cause of death has yet to be determined.
Firefighter Martin was remembered fondly by his co-workers. Chief Jolley described him as, a real hard worker, a dedicated firefighter and family man. He had been a firefighter since he was 18, and with The Bostic Volunteer Fire Department since March 2003.
Firefighter Martin was buried January 12. He is survived by his wife Daisy and their two children.