May 19-25, 2019, is the 45th annual National EMS Week and City College would like to take the time to feature some of our wonderful EMS Instructors as well as our EMS students.

Meet Mr. Carlos Martinez, City College Miami: EMS Program Coordinator

Mr Martinez works at the Fire Department: City of Coral Gables
Rank: Lieutenant
Years of Service: 17 years of total Fire Service. 6 years with Coral Gables

Mr. Martinez chose to go into the Fire Service for several reasons, he never really liked office work, and enjoy working outside in diverse and dynamic environments as well as performing physical work. He also wanted to do something that allowed him to help others and make a difference in someone’s life. Mr. Martinez joined the United States Air Force right after high school where he became a Firefighter/EMT. He has worked for several Fire Departments across the world and has received numerous certifications throughout his career. Mr. Martinez became a Paramedic in 2011 to be able to render more advanced treatment to patients in need. He has been with The City of Coral Gables Fire Department for the past 6 years and has recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Martinez has been with City College since 2016 and continues to keep growing professionally at both the Coral Gables Fire Department and City College. His goal is to help others in a time of emergency and to give back to my community. 

This week we honor the dedication you provide in the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”