Josh DarlandBattalion Chief
Battalion Chief Darland joined Marion County Fire District #1 in January of 2014 when he was hired as the Training Captain, he transferred to Shift Captain in 2018 and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2019. Chief Darland has 30 years of Fire and Emergency Medical Services experience, holds an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Management, is a certified Paramedic, and maintains numerous fire, wildland fire and rescue certifications. Chief Darland is responsible for operations and supervision of personnel on “A” shift as well as district facilities and volunteer program management. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children hiking, kayaking and working on the family’s 12 acre “hobby farm”.