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Marion County Fire District #1: Where to Find More Information on Local Option Levy

2021-05-10T15:43:30-07:00

Ballots Must Be Returned By 8:00 P.M. May 18 to Count Marion County Fire District #1 may be in the fight of its life during this election. The Fire District serves 55,000 people over 80 square miles. It is an independent taxing district and receives no revenue from Marion County, the state or federal government. Last year, it lost 30 [...]

Marion County Fire District #1: Where to Find More Information on Local Option Levy2021-05-10T15:43:30-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Recognizes National EMS Week May 16-22

2021-05-05T14:28:40-07:00

Fire Chief Says That ‘Time is Muscle’   Success of recovery from a cardiac event is dependent on how fast help can arrive. Marion County Fire District #1 is celebrating EMS Week May 16-23, 2021 and encouraging the public to take part. The national event seeks to raise awareness for frontline workers who provide life-saving emergency medical care. Fire Chief [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Recognizes National EMS Week May 16-222021-05-05T14:28:40-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Holds Virtual Meetings on Local Option Levy

2021-04-13T12:29:47-07:00

Levy Funding Would Hire Personnel to Reduce Response Times  Marion County Fire District #1 is holding three virtual meetings to answer questions about a local option levy request that is on the May 18 election ballot. Twelve firefighter/paramedics were laid off last year due to budget cuts when the Fire District’s local option levy was not renewed by voters. Since [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Holds Virtual Meetings on Local Option Levy2021-04-13T12:29:47-07:00

Call Volumes Continue to Increase for Marion County Fire District #1

2021-02-26T16:32:33-08:00

“At times we are unable to respond to calls,” says Fire Chief Emergency calls keep climbing for Marion County Fire District #1 and Fire Chief Kyle McMann says that the agency isn’t always able to respond immediately. This is the result of personnel layoffs after the Fire District lost 30 percent ($2.4 million) of its operating revenue when its local [...]

Call Volumes Continue to Increase for Marion County Fire District #12021-02-26T16:32:33-08:00

KEIZER TIMES – Assistance requests surge in storm’s wake

2021-02-19T13:48:49-08:00

As you may know, our local option levy was not renewed by voters last year, which means the Fire District lost 30 percent or $2.4 million to provide emergency services.  Losing revenue from the local option levy meant laying off 12 firefighter/paramedics, permanently closing two fire stations, and taking emergency apparatus out of service. At times, there are no emergency [...]

KEIZER TIMES – Assistance requests surge in storm’s wake2021-02-19T13:48:49-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Award from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

2021-01-15T16:48:14-08:00

Salem, Oregon – The Marion County Fire District #1 is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $23,229, grant will be used to purchase 28 Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras, fulfilling a critical equipment need within the district. “We are committed to helping organizations such as Marion County Fire [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Award from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation2021-01-15T16:48:14-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Calls for Volunteers

2020-12-08T15:01:07-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 is appealing to community members to volunteer and help respond to emergency calls. A failed local option levy in the November election reduced revenue by almost 30 percent (or $2.4 million). Cuts included laying off 12 full-time firefighter/paramedics. The fire district is starting a new recruit academy this spring. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Calls for Volunteers2020-12-08T15:01:07-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Moves Forward with Service Level Cuts

2020-11-23T15:25:31-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 is moving forward with service level cuts as a result of its local option levy not passing in the recent election. Budget cuts include laying off 12 firefighter/ paramedics, taking emergency apparatus out of service, and closing fire stations. This is the second time the levy renewal failed, which accounts for 30 percent of the [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Moves Forward with Service Level Cuts2020-11-23T15:25:31-08:00

Message from your Fire Chief – November 9, 2020

2020-11-10T09:52:12-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 wants to thank those who participated in the recent election. Our local option levy was up for renewal, and the outcome was not as we had hoped. The local option levy accounted for 30 percent of our revenue to provide emergency services. Its loss means that we have to make cuts to service levels, which [...]

Message from your Fire Chief – November 9, 20202020-11-10T09:52:12-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Holds Virtual Meetings to Discuss Local Option Levy Renewal

2020-10-07T18:15:39-07:00

Measure 24-452 Would Restore Funding for Emergency Services Wildland fires and higher call volumes are placing stress on Marion County Fire District #1. Call volumes have increased 10 percent compared to August and September of last year. Back-to-back emergencies also account for 58 percent of calls to the fire district. All this comes as the agency lost almost 30 percent [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Holds Virtual Meetings to Discuss Local Option Levy Renewal2020-10-07T18:15:39-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Sends Resources to Oregon Wildland Fires

2020-09-16T07:37:20-07:00

Plus a Happy Ending to Boost Your Spirits Marion County Fire District #1 does not have any wildland fires in its service territory. However, it is providing resources to help combat wildland fires burning in the area and across the state of Oregon. Three fires – Riverside, Beachie, and Holiday Farm – have burned 838,000 acres in Oregon. MCFD#1 has [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Sends Resources to Oregon Wildland Fires2020-09-16T07:37:20-07:00

Call Volumes Increase 6.5 Percent for Marion County Fire District #1 in One Month

2020-08-28T11:59:37-07:00

Overlapping Calls Account for 70 Percent of All Emergencies Call volumes and overlapping calls are on the rise for Marion County Fire District #1. All this comes as the agency has reduced minimum staffing levels from 14 to 10 firefighters per shift due to budget cuts. The fire district responded to 737 emergency calls in July, a 6.5 percent increase [...]

Call Volumes Increase 6.5 Percent for Marion County Fire District #1 in One Month2020-08-28T11:59:37-07:00

Board Passes Resolution for Local Option Levy Renewal

2020-07-17T09:03:27-07:00

The Board of Directors for Marion County Fire District #1 passed a resolution asking voters to renew the local option levy for emergency services during the November 3 General Election. The local option levy accounts for almost 30 percent of funding for emergency services for communities served by the Fire District. This will be at the same rate of $0.71  [...]

Board Passes Resolution for Local Option Levy Renewal2020-07-17T09:03:27-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Prepares for Budget Cuts

2020-06-23T10:11:30-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 asked voters to renew and increase its local option levy during the May Primary Election. Funding would have been used to maintain operations, hire additional emergency personnel and replace apparatus. When the ballot measure failed, the Fire District lost 30 percent (or $2.4 million) of its operating budget for emergency services for the next fiscal [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Prepares for Budget Cuts2020-06-23T10:11:30-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Board Discusses Budget Cuts

2020-06-12T17:02:55-07:00

Asking voters to renew the operating levy is being considered for November The Board of Directors for Marion County Fire District #1 will meet on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss options to address the thirty percent revenue reduction they face for Fiscal Year 2020-21. On the ballot last month, the fire district asked voters for a 28-cent [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Board Discusses Budget Cuts2020-06-12T17:02:55-07:00

Election Deadline is Coming for Marion County Fire District #1’s Operating Levy

2020-05-07T10:51:13-07:00

Ballots Must Be Received by May 19 to Be Counted Marion County Fire District #1 is asking voters to renew its local operating levy during the May 19 Primary Election. The operating levy provides almost 30 percent of the revenue the Fire District receives to provide emergency services. Measure 24-441 would renew the operating levy and includes a 28-cent increase [...]

Election Deadline is Coming for Marion County Fire District #1’s Operating Levy2020-05-07T10:51:13-07:00
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