Bedington Fire Department has lost a founding and lifetime member of our agency, Phillip Martin. Below you will find the obituary and a link to the news paper article from the Journal News paper.
We would like to take this time to extend our deepest sympathy in this difficult time for the family.
Philip Larry Martin, 70, of Martinsburg went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Born February 12, 1948 in Martinsburg, WV he was the son of the late Charles Andrew Martin and Mildred Hines Martin.
He was a member of Bedington United Methodist Church. He was a past board member of the Housing Authority and very active in civic organizations.
He was a firefighter by trade and the official mayor of Bedington. He served with the WV Air National Guard.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Martinsburg Fire Department for 30 years. He was hired on October 3, 1969 and became Fire Chief in 1996 where he served as Chief until his retirement on December 17, 1999. He was a founding member of the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. Phil spent a tremendous amount of time on the 911 Advisory Board. He was proud of his family and the fire department.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Davaun “Diane” Heck Martin; one son, Philip Andrew “Andy” Martin and fiance’ Stephanie L. Frame; two grandchildren, Kimberly R. Martin and Jessica B. Martin; siblings, Peggy Haymore and husband Roy, Ann Alger and husband Jack, Mary Crim and husband Calvin, Gloria Stuckey, Charles “Sonny” Martin and wife Janet, and Rosie Schaeffer and husband Alan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Berens.
Family will receive friends on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
Traffic Accident 11/18/18
On the morning of November the 18th around 0547, Company 40 was dispatched for a multi vehicle accident in the area of the 20.8MM of Interstate 81NB. Utility 40 with the Lieutenant responded. Once on scene he established command, confirming one entrapment. The roadway was already shut down at that point by a tractor and trailer that was not involved in the incident. Squad 40 and Washington County Rescue Engine 2 quickly arrived on scene to perform a simple extrication lasting approximately 10 minutes in length. The patient was transported by Berkeley County Ambulance Authority. The roadway remained shut down for about 2 hours, while the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office conducted there investigation and the roadway was cleaned up. Units assisting on this call were:
Bedington Fire Department: Utility 40, Squad 40 and Rescue Engine 42
Washington County Fire and Ems: Rescue Engine 2
Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority: Medic 96-2 and Mobile 92
Berkeley County Sheriffs Department
West Virginia Department Of Highways
Please remember WV burning laws have been in effect since October the 1st! Below you will find a list of the current rules for burning. If you plan to burn and are a resident of Berkeley County. You will need to contact Berkeley County Central Dispatch to advise them that you are burning and they will have a list of requirements for you to follow. They can be reached 24/7 at (304) 263-1330
If you are in need of a smoke alarm please follow this link to our smoke detector project page and fill out the form. Someone from our department will then be in touch with you to set up a time for installation. Remember working smoke alarms save lives!