Fire Marshal Paula Smith has been in the fire service for 27 years; 19 of those years at Marion County Fire District No. 1. Her prior experience came from 8 years with Woodburn Fire District as a volunteer and part time paid Firefighter.
The Fire Marshal is responsible for Fire investigations, plan reviews for new construction and remodels, fire inspections of new and existing commercial businesses, and public education for schools and the community.
It is the responsibility of the Fire Marshal to provide building and fire safety for our community. Fire Marshal Smith supervises the Deputy Fire Marshal, Alfredo Mendez, and collaborates with him to coordinate the inspections and investigations needed throughout the District.