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About Division Chief Ernesto Martinez

Division Chief Ernesto Martinez joined the Department in February, 1980. He served as a paramedic until being promoted to Lieutenant in 1994. His past responsibilities have included Acting Captain of the Training Division. He was promoted to Division Chief in 2002.

As the head of Field Services, Chief Martinez oversees the Rapid Intervention Team and the Heavy Urban Rescue Team, as well as Stations 3, 4 & 5. He also serves on the Safety Committee, Dane County 911 Operating Practices Committee, Madison Emergency Planning committee, and Dane County Terrorism Task Force.