The Marion Fire Department has a rich history of service as a combination fire department. The department has two stations serving approximately 38,000+ people in the City of Marion. The department is a combination fire department, currently with 38 career firefighters and 25 paid-on-call firefighters. In 2019, the department responded to over 4,200 service calls in its 76 square-mile response area, which includes portions of unincorporated Marion Township.
The mission of the Marion Fire Department is to protect life and property for the City and Township of Marion through the rapid and effective delivery of fire suppression and rescue forces, emergency medical services, and fire prevention activities.
Marion Fire Department (MFD) is charged with the responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Marion. The department offers a wide range of services which includes heavy rescue, hazardous materials release, special rescue, technical rescue, fire prevention, fire code enforcement, fire investigation, aircraft rescue and firefighting, and in-house fleet maintenance; all in addition to the high quality level of fire suppression and emergency medical response that the department is known for.
The Marion Fire Department is passionate about being an active participant in the community and consistently gives back through philanthropic efforts and non-emergency services such as community outreach and preventative public education.