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

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events

2020-12-14T14:51:57-08:00

Fun and Educational Opportunities for Children, Parents, and Property Owners 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. Bedtime Stories on [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events2020-12-14T14:51:57-08:00

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
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