Marion County Fire District #1 passed its annual independent audit. The audit included financial statements and cash funds of the Fire District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

“It’s important for our community to know that we are good stewards of their tax dollars,” said Mike Welter, who is the president of the Board of Directors for the emergency agency that serves 50,000 people. “This is part of being transparent and accountable to our taxpayers.”

Marion County Fire District #1 is independent of the county, and a separate taxing authority. It has been providing emergency services since 1939 and includes the communities of Four Corners, Middle Grove, Pratum, Macleay, Brooklake, Clearlake, Labish, and Chemeketa College Station.

The audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that an independent auditor plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. The audit was conducted by Boldt Carlisle + Smith, a certified public accounting firm in Salem, Ore.

A copy of the audit can be found on the Fire District’s website at www.mcfd1.com. Questions can be directed to Fire Chief Kyle McMann at (503) 588-6535 or kylem@mcfd1.com.

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Marion County Fire District #1 provides fire and emergency medical services to 50,000 people over 80 square miles. It is independent of Marion County and a separate taxing authority that has been providing emergency services since 1939. It currently serves the communities of Four Corners, Middle Grove, Pratum, Macleay, Brooklake, Clearlake, Labish Center, and Chemeketa College Station. More than 100 career and volunteer emergency personnel respond to over 7,600 emergency calls per year.