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

2020-10-30T13:10:14-07:00

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. Tour Tuesdays The [...]

Marion County Fire District #1 Plans Virtual Events2020-10-30T13:10:14-07:00

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
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