Lindstrom set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Martin, who is now wheelchair-bound. The fundraiser had amassed almost $5,000 as of Monday morning.
The money will primarily go toward helping Martin adjust to life in a wheelchair. Firefighters from DeKalb and Roswell are planning to go to Martin’s home in Ocoee, Tennessee next month for a work day to make his home wheelchair-friendly.
“The least we could do is try to build him a ramp, try to get him a wheelchair,” Lindstrom said. “What I wanted to do is just have a day to go and really ... show him how much we care and how much he means to us.”
Lindstrom and Martin were in EMT school together in 1989, before working for DeKalb at different stations. Martin worked his way up to captain and retired last year. He commuted to Roswell from Tennessee to work part-time, Lindstrom said.
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