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

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events for May

2020-04-28T13:56:25-07:00

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 [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events for May2020-04-28T13:56:25-07:00

Note from your Fire Chief

2020-04-27T16:49:01-07:00

It was brought to my attention that our recent Annual Report did not mention Chemeketa College Station as one of the communities we serve. We would like to apologize for the oversight, and want to assure our residents that we proudly serve Chemeketa College Station, as well as the communities of Four Corners, Middle Grove, Pratum, Macleay, Brooks, Clearlake, and [...]

Note from your Fire Chief2020-04-27T16:49:01-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Meetings About Levy

2020-04-23T12:10:43-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 is hosting two virtual meetings to answer questions about its operating levy renewal, which is on the May 19 Primary Election ballot. Measure 24-441 would renew and increase the Fire District’s local operating levy, which accounts for almost 30 percent of its general property tax revenue. The virtual meeting can be accessed on Monday, May [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Meetings About Levy2020-04-23T12:10:43-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events for Parents, Children, Property Owners

2020-04-21T16:13:57-07:00

As the number of COVID-19 cases is starting to rise in Oregon, Marion County Fire District #1 is asking residents to stay home for all but essential errands, such as groceries or medical care. To combat “cabin fever,” the Fire District has planned some fun and informative virtual events for community members. “We want our community to know that we’re [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events for Parents, Children, Property Owners2020-04-21T16:13:57-07:00

Message from Marion County Fire District #1: Stay Home!

2020-03-24T16:16:36-07:00

As the number of COVID-19 cases is starting to rise in Oregon, Marion County Fire District #1 is asking residents to stay home for all but essential errands, such as groceries or medical care. The Fire District is making this request based on a recent Executive Order from Governor Kate Brown. In addition to closing non-essential businesses, that order prohibits [...]

Message from Marion County Fire District #1: Stay Home!2020-03-24T16:16:36-07:00

UPDATE FROM YOUR FIRE CHIEF: COVID-19

2020-03-18T17:45:33-07:00

This is Fire Chief Kyle McMann. I wanted to continue to update you as to precautions we are taking to fight the coronavirus, also known as “COVID-19.” In coordination with CDC & OHA guidelines, to protect our staff and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Marion County Fire District #1 will close its administrative offices (located at 300 Cordon [...]

UPDATE FROM YOUR FIRE CHIEF: COVID-192020-03-18T17:45:33-07:00

Brooks Breakfast Postponed; Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled

2020-03-12T16:34:23-07:00

  Marion County Fire District #1 is postponing the Brooks Breakfast scheduled for March 14 and 15 due to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The District will reschedule the popular community event for a future date and time. The Easter Egg Hunt which was scheduled for April 11 has been cancelled. These events attract up to 1,000 people and [...]

Brooks Breakfast Postponed; Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled2020-03-12T16:34:23-07:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Honors Firefighters at Awards Banquet

2020-03-06T12:16:33-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 hosted its annual Awards Banquet for personnel on February 21. More than 100 emergency personnel and their families attended the event. Chief Kyle McMann says that the banquet is held every year to honor exceptional service to citizens in the Fire District’s service area. Marion County Fire District #1 provides fire and emergency medical services [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Honors Firefighters at Awards Banquet2020-03-06T12:16:33-08:00

MESSAGE FROM YOUR FIRE CHIEF: CORONA VIRUS

2020-03-04T15:10:10-08:00

I’ve been receiving questions from our citizens about the Cornona virus. I want to assure you that we are ready to respond to any emergency, and this is no different. The most important thing that you can do is educate yourself and your family about what the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is and how to prevent the spread of viruses in general. [...]

MESSAGE FROM YOUR FIRE CHIEF: CORONA VIRUS2020-03-04T15:10:10-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 Earns Prestigious Budget Award

2020-02-10T16:25:45-08:00

Marion County Fire District #1 received an award for its current budget from the Government Finance Officers’ Association for the fiscal year July 1- June 30, 2019. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is given to agencies with strict standards of transparency and accountability in their budget process. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Earns Prestigious Budget Award2020-02-10T16:25:45-08:00

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

2020-01-31T14:32:49-08:00

Fire Chief Discusses Role for Additional Personnel in Improving Response Times For the sixth year in a row, call volumes have increased for Marion County Fire District #1. The agency responded to 8,026 calls for help in 2019, a 5.6 percent increase over 2018. Overall, call volumes have increased an average of 5.2 percent per year since 2016. Overlapping calls [...]

Call Volumes Continue to Increase for Marion County Fire District #12020-01-31T14:32:49-08:00

Board of Directors Passes Resolution for Operating Levy

2020-01-17T16:35:30-08:00

Proposal on May 19 Primary Election Ballot The Board of Directors for Marion County Fire District #1 unanimously approved a resolution asking voters to consider additional funding for emergency personnel, apparatus and equipment. The proposal will be on the May 19 Primary Election ballot for the communities of Four Corners, Middle Grove, Pratum, Macleay, Brooklake, Clearlake, Labish Center, and Chemeketa [...]

Board of Directors Passes Resolution for Operating Levy2020-01-17T16:35:30-08:00

Another Clean Audit for Marion County Fire District #1

2019-11-15T11:45:20-08:00

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 [...]

Another Clean Audit for Marion County Fire District #12019-11-15T11:45:20-08:00

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss More Firefighters for Marion County Fire District #1

2019-10-24T15:04:35-07:00

Call Volumes Increasing an Average of 3.7% Per Year Marion County Fire District #1 wants to hire two firefighter/paramedics to respond to increasing call volumes. This would require an operating levy increase from taxpayers, and the Fire District is holding two meetings to take public input on the issue. The meetings will be held on November 5 at 5:00 p.m. [...]

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss More Firefighters for Marion County Fire District #12019-10-24T15:04:35-07:00

Public Invited to Open Houses for Marion County Fire District #1

2019-09-03T16:51:46-07:00

Improving communications with taxpayers is priority, says Fire Chief   Marion County Fire District #1 has scheduled two open houses for community members. Fire Chief Kyle McMann says this is just one step in the fire district’s effort to improve communication with taxpayers. “We are grateful for the support of our community and want to say thank you,” said Chief [...]

Public Invited to Open Houses for Marion County Fire District #12019-09-03T16:51:46-07:00