LODD: Contra Costa County Firefighter John Martinez

It’s with great sadness that Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the United Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, announce the passing of our brother, Firefighter John Martinez. Firefighter Martinez succumbed to his battle with cancer on November 12 with his family by his side.

Firefighter Martinez was diagnosed with occupational-related cancer in 2022. He joined the Con Fire family as a firefighter on October 2, 2017, and spent the majority of his time assigned to Engine 9 in Pacheco. John was an emergency medical technician, a member of the Con Fire Honor Guard, and a member of the International Association of FireFighters Local 1230. He was also a former U.S. Army soldier for five and a half years, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. John leaves behind his father, John Martinez Sr., his wife, Sara, and two young children. His commitment and dedication to his family, the community, and his brothers and sisters at Con Fire will forever be remembered.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 10:00 am
St. Ignatius Church
3351 Contra Loma Blvd.
Antioch, CA 94509 

Parking will be accommodated for apparatus, and there will be a procession to the cemetery immediately following the services. All outside agencies are welcome to attend or participate but are asked to drive by the cemetery as only Con Fire personnel and family will attend the burial.

Sea of Blue: Uniformed personnel are asked to wear Class A uniforms and arrive by 9:00 am for placement prior to the family's arrival at the Church.

Apparatus: Please arrive by 9:00 am for staging.

Apparatus RSVP: Vince Wells vwells@cccfirefighters.org