Marion County Fire District #1 Calls for Volunteers


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 Honors Firefighters at Awards Banquet


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

Kyle McMann – Fire Chief


Fire Chief Kyle McMann joined MCFD1 in 2001 as an Engineer/Paramedic after completing the Chemeketa Fire Program and Umpqua Paramedic Program. He has served in several capacities over his MCFD1 career including Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Emergency Medical Services-Operations Captain, Battalion Chief, and as Deputy Fire Chief. He also serves as a Task Force Leader for the Marion County Fire [...]

Kyle McMann – Fire Chief2021-01-12T11:54:45-08:00

Ron Lee – Deputy Chief


Deputy Chief Ron Lee was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and is a graduate of North Salem High School. Chief Lee knew from a young age that his profession of choice was the fire service. He began his professional education at Chemeketa Community College immediately after high school, earning an Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services degree, [...]

Ron Lee – Deputy Chief2019-12-04T13:22:03-08:00

Paula Smith – Fire Marshal


Fire Marshal Paula Smith has been in the fire service for 33 years; 25 of those years at Marion County Fire District No. 1. Her prior experience came from 8 years with Woodburn Fire District as a volunteer and part time paid Firefighter. The Fire Marshal is responsible for Fire investigations, plan reviews for new construction and remodels, fire inspections [...]

Paula Smith – Fire Marshal2019-12-03T14:28:07-08:00

Mark Bjorklund – Battalion Chief


BC Bjorklund graduated from University of Portland with a Bachelors Degree in Communications Management in 1990 and started pursuing his dream career in the fire service by volunteering and obtaining his paramedic certification. He started with Marion County Fire District in 1993 as a volunteer firefighter at Station 2, attaining the rank of Volunteer Lieutenant. He was hired as a [...]

Mark Bjorklund – Battalion Chief2019-12-11T13:24:01-08:00

Kris Boyer – Battalion Chief


Kris Boyer started employment with Marion County Fire District No. 1 in January of 1993 after graduating from Chemeketa Community College's Fire Science program. His current position of Battalion Chief is responsible for managing emergency response of fire crews as well as managing safety and training. This position supervises a third of emergency response personnel, B shift. Last position held [...]

Kris Boyer – Battalion Chief2019-12-11T12:39:14-08:00

Brian Woodley – Training Officer


Brian Woodley began his fire service career as a Volunteer Firefighter with Marion County Fire District #1 in November of 2000. Brian continued his fire service experience and education showing a commitment to training and development early on. Brian advanced to the rank of Volunteer Lieutenant in October of 2004 and then Volunteer Captain in July of 2006. Brian completed [...]

Brian Woodley – Training Officer2019-12-11T08:09:52-08:00

Anita DeVilliers – Finance/Admin


Anita Butte DeVilliers works in the Finance division and has been part of our team since 2009. Anita has worked and volunteered in the Oregon fire service since 1991. She is a native Oregonian, and enjoys spending downtime in the outdoors, traveling when she can, perfecting her photography skills, and spending time with family and friends. 503.588.6521 [...]

Anita DeVilliers – Finance/Admin2022-01-25T09:05:32-08:00
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