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Student Spotlight: Nick Martin

Student Spotlight: Nick Martin

Fire Protection Technician

Jul 17, 2018

Career Program: Fire Protection Technician
Hometown: Fond du Lac
Current Residence: Oshkosh
Age: 31
Attended FVTC: Fall 2017 - Present

Why did you choose the Fire Protection Technician program?

I chose the Fire Protection program because after serving my country in the United States Marine Corps, I wanted to continue to serve my community and be a positive influence within it.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

This career field is constantly changing in that not every shift is going to be the same as the last. To be given the chance to help make a difference for those who are potentially experiencing their worst moments is truly rewarding.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

I chose Fox Valley Technical College because when asking past and present firefighters where my best option for becoming a successful firefighter is, it always came back to FVTC. The Fire Protection program here has a great reputation and is nationally recognized for the quality of students who graduate from it.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

Fox Valley Technical College has helped change my life in that it has provided me with the tools and opportunities needed to become successful in my career. Being a peer advisor here at FVTC has also allowed for me to become more involved at school and to help other students become successful with their college careers.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

After graduation, I'm hoping to find a career position as a firefighter/paramedic within Wisconsin and quite possibly the Fox Valley area. I would also like to be able to come back to Fox Valley Tech to pass on what I've learned by becoming an instructor/mentor to future firefighters.