Mar­i­on Fire Department


To pro­tect lives and prop­er­ty of the peo­ple of Mar­i­on from fires, nat­ur­al dis­as­ters, and haz­ardous mate­ri­als inci­dents; to save lives by pro­vid­ing emer­gency med­ical ser­vices; to pre­vent fires through pre­ven­tion and edu­ca­tion pro­grams; and to pro­vide a work envi­ron­ment that val­ues cul­tur­al diver­si­ty and is free of harass­ment and discrimination.

Pro­grams & Services

We are a non-trans­port career fire depart­ment pro­vid­ing Basic Life Sup­port ser­vices to a 29 square- mile area while pro­vid­ing mutu­al aid to oth­er cities and coun­ties. The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment is ded­i­cat­ed to main­tain­ing the utmost lev­el of emer­gency response to the cit­i­zens of Mar­i­on. MFD’s strong sense of integri­ty and duty are what dri­ve us to main­tain such high lev­els of ser­vice. Through reli­able response and pub­lic safe­ty aware­ness, MFD can always be entrust­ed to reduce loss of life and prop­er­ty in its community.

Fire Inves­ti­ga­tors

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment has two Fire Inves­ti­ga­tors and one Accel­er­ant Detec­tion Canine that work around the clock to help keep our City free of arson­ists. Our Inves­ti­ga­tors are very detail ori­ent­ed in map­ping out fire scenes, deter­min­ing ori­gin and caus­es of fires and con­vict­ing arsonists.


The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment con­tains a Haz­mat team of 19 mem­bers. Being the only Haz­mat team in Grant Coun­ty, we not only assist the City of Mar­i­on, but also all sur­round­ing cities. Our team spe­cial­izes in haz­mat clean up of fuel and oil spills and takes pride in mak­ing a scene safe again.

Dive Team

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment has a Dive Team con­sist­ed of 11 mem­bers. We have two water res­cue boats and are con­tin­u­al­ly train­ing to make our team the best it can be. 

Hon­or Guard

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment has an Hon­or Guard team to help hon­or our fall­en heroes and show sup­port of cur­rent Fire Depart­ment members. 

Smoke Detec­tor Program

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment is proud to offer a Smoke Detec­tor Pro­gram to its res­i­dents. If you are a City of Mar­i­on cit­i­zen and own your own home, then you qual­i­fy for one free smoke detec­tor. If you rent your home or apart­ment, then your land­lord is required to sup­ply smoke detec­tors for your res­i­dence. Please come to Fire Head­quar­ters, 301 S. Bran­son St. Mar­i­on, 3rd floor, to pick up your detector.

Busi­ness Inspections

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment has two inspec­tors that con­duct busi­ness inspec­tions. Each busi­ness in the City of Mar­i­on should be inspect­ed by our depart­ment at least once every two years. Call Fire Head­quar­ters to sched­ule your busi­ness inspec­tion today.

Large Amer­i­can Flag

Large American Flag

The Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment dis­plays this large Amer­i­can flag at com­mu­ni­ty events such as the Walk of Hope. It is also uti­lized for funer­als of fire­fight­ers as well as sol­diers. The Amer­i­can flag rep­re­sents so much and means so much to all of us, and we are very proud to dis­play its col­ors.” ‑Fire Chief Paul David

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