FIRE

MCFD1 layoffs, station closures begin

Marion County Fire District (Clear Lake)

After voters declined to renew the Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) levy proposal at the Nov. 3 general election, Fire Chief Kyle McMann was forced to lay off 12 firefighters/paramedics from his staff.

It’s the first time McMann has had to make staffing cuts since becoming the fire chief nearly two years ago.

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