Mike Welter

2022-06-09T10:46:12-07:00

Mike Welter has been a lifelong resident of Oregon and was born and raised in the Stayton area. In 1987 Mike joined the United States Air Force as an in-flight refueler and served in Desert Shield in 1990 and 1991. Mike and his wife Debi moved back to Oregon in 1993.  Giving back to the community is an attribute for [...]

Mike Welter2022-06-09T10:46:12-07:00

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

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
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