Marion County Fire District #1 wants to thank residents for passing a local option levy in the recent election. This revenue is critical to reduce response times that were increasing as a result of personnel layoffs last year when funding was cut.

We will move forward immediately to rehire nine firefighter/paramedics positions. Doing so will guarantee a fire engine in service 24 hours a day, which means we can respond to emergency calls faster.

We will continue to report back as these positions are filled and when the engine is back in service. Your support makes this possible, and we are extremely grateful. Thank you again for partnering with us to save lives and property.

Kyle McMann, Fire Chief

Marion County Fire District #1