Fun and Educational Opportunities for Children, Parents, and Property Owners

Marion County Fire District #1 is continuing to provide educational content and entertainment for local residents at home during the pandemic. The Fire District is asking people to follow state and federal guidelines for social distancing. Stay at home, stay safe, and please wear a mask if you must run essential errands, such as groceries, doctor visits, or pharmacies.

All events can be accessed via the Fire District’s Facebook page (@MarionCountyFireDistrict1) either through a Facebook Live or a posted video. To watch live, visit our Facebook page at the scheduled time and click on the video. Make sure you “Like” our page beforehand to receive notifications.

Public Meetings on the Operating Levy Increase

Members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions about Measure 24-441 on the May Primary Election ballot through two virtual meetings. These events can be accessed on Monday, May 4 and the following Tuesday, May 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. via Facebook Live. Chief Kyle McMann will provide a brief presentation, and respond to questions at the end.

The Fire District has been communicating about the need for funding to hire more emergency personnel and replace aging apparatus for over a year. If approved by voters, it anticipates that some of the revenue will pay costs associated with emergency responses for COVID-19.

More information on the operating levy request can be found on the Fire District’s website at Chief McMann also is available to answer questions at (503) 588-6535

Member Mondays

Over the past several months, we have shared a brief story and biography about some of the women and men on the front lines of emergency services. The next profile will come out on May 11, and continue every other Monday.

“We appreciate the support of our community, and these are the unsung heroes of the pandemic,” said Fire Chief Kyle McMann. “They show up every day to care for you and your family in any emergency. We think it’s important for our community to learn more about the people on the front lines.”

Tour Tuesdays

Every Tuesday through the end of May, the Fire District will post a video tour of a fire station or piece of emergency apparatus, such as a fire station, ambulance or water tender. Along with this virtual tour will be a safety message about wildland fire preparedness, fireworks safety, chimney cleaning, or slip and fall prevention.

The best way to save lives is to prevent an accident happening. Please join us and learn more in these helpful videos!

Fire Chief Fridays – Story Time

Fire Chief Kyle McMann is reading a children’s book every Friday at 10:30 a.m. through the month of May. These will be presented through Facebook Live, and then can be accessed by families as a video after the initial event.

This event has been well-received by members of the community. Many have asked for it to continue after the pandemic, at which point he will change to evening hours from his home with a very special guest, his dog Luke!

Community Service Organizations and Home Owner Associations

Chief Kyle McMann welcomes invitations to speak to members of your organization using your virtual video or teleconference technology. He can provide an update on COVID-19 in the Fire District, and share information about the operating levy request. Please direct those virtual meeting requests to