Instructor Benjamin Martin

Benjamin Martin is a Lieutenant with the Henrico County Division of Fire, currently assigned to the training section. He has over thirteen years in public safety. Lieutenant Martin is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on organizational culture, in addition to his take on emotional intelligence--Intoxicated Leadership. He prides himself on creating novel approaches to helping other current and emerging leaders create better versions of their leadership. 

     His presentations have been followed at many seminars nationally and across the state to include: Firehouse Expo, International Association of Women’s Fire Service, NOVA Regional Command Officers Training, Virginia EMS Symposium, Central Virginia EMS Expo and the Virginia Fire Rescue Conference. He frequently contributes leadership articles to,, and is a contributing author to Honor & Commitment: Standard Life Operating Guidelines for Firefighters & Their Families.  He is currently working on authoring his first standalone book, Intoxicated Leadership: How to avoid leading under the influence of your emotions (2017 release).

Lieutenant Martin has a BS in Allied Health from Bridgewater College, BS in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and is near completion of a Masters in Public Administration. He is also a founding member of the Central Virginia Public Safety Academy.  Lieutenant Martin resides in Ashland with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and figuring out how to keep his little girls from growing up too fast.

Teaching: Why Isn't Your Fire Truck Red? Understanding The Influence Of Culture And Tradition / Intoxicated Leadership: How To Avoid Leading Under The Influence Of Your Emotion