The Marion County Fire District No. 1 has a rich history. Like most fire departments, it started on the backs of dedicated citizens that found a need to protect their families, friends, and businesses from fire. It began as a single all volunteer station (Four Corners Fire Department) in 1939.
That one volunteer station merged with the Brooks Rural Fire District in 1968, creating Marion County Fire District No. 1. Since that time, it has grown to include stations at Four Corners, Middle Grove, Pratum, Macleay, Brooks, Clear Lake, Labish Center, and the Chemeketa Fire Station.