Fire Chief's Message

The Marion Fire/EMS Department proudly protects a population of over 5,000 in an area of 14.63 square miles. The Department was established in 1905. We operate out of two fire stations with about forty firefighters and a number of EMTs and Paramedics who staff the duty ambulance. In 2022 we responded to 1,419 calls for service.

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  • 2 engine companies
  • 1 reserve engine
  • 1 tanker
  • 5 support vehicles
  • 1 aerial ladder/platform truck
  • 1 wildland brush breaker
  • 2 boats
  • 2 ALS Ambulances

To the Marion Fire/EMS Department, there is nothing more important than the community we serve, and the men and women of this organization recognize their responsibility to help ensure the safety of our citizens. In that regard, the philosophy of "service first" has been bestowed upon every member of the Department.

For more than 100 years, our Department has strived to adapt and change as the risks, threats, and challenges to the community have changed. However, I firmly believe that our greatest asset in carrying out the MFD mission is our team of hard-working Firefighters, dedicated to the delivery of quality public safety service.

The Marion Fire/EMS Department consists of 3 career firefighters and approximately 40 "call" firefighters, "call" means that the firefighters respond from home, work, or wherever they may be. Marion Fire also consists of a number of pier diem EMT's and Paramedics. These EMTs and Paramedics staff our ambulance 24/7 365 days a year.

If you have further questions or comments, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email listed on this site.