Council accepts Unions concession package
Each Firefighter gave up a lot in order to put this package together, but hopefully we will avert layoffs and continue to provide excellent service for the residents of Marion.
Posted by stoney on Tuesday, April 26 2011

Council Meeting Tonight at 7pm
They will be discussing and possibly voting on whether to accept IAFF Local 379's concession package
Posted by stoney on Monday, April 25 2011

Layoff notices given to Firefighters
Twelve layoff notices were given Firefighters/Paramedics/EMT's on Friday
Posted by stoney on Monday, April 25 2011

New Firefighters hired
Jeremy Price and Aaron Niederkohr are the two newest firefighters on the Marion Fire Department.
Posted by stoney on Sunday, September 12 2010

Good Luck Dave
Dave Strayer is riding in the Hoka Hey Challenge A 7,000 mile motorcycle ride competition from Key West to Alaska, for $500,000 winner take all. BE SAFE!!!
Posted by stoney on Friday, June 18 2010

Agility test
The agility test went well today. Good luck on the written portion of the test.
Posted by stoney on Saturday, May 1 2010

Practice today
Practice for the agility test is today at 10am. The actual agility test will be next saturday May 1, at station #1 at 10am.
Posted by stoney on Saturday, April 24 2010

Entrance Exam posted by Civil Service
Civil Service has posted an entrance exam for Firefighter.
Posting page 1 / PDF
Posting page 2 / PDF
Applications must be in by April 16, 2010 at 2:00pm
Download Application

Posted by stoney on Monday, March 29 2010

Entrance exams not posted yet
Check back often, there are rumors that we will be giving an entrance exam in the near future.
Posted by stoney on Saturday, March 13 2010

Promotional exams posted yesterday.
Posted by stoney on Saturday, March 13 2010

Interim Chief
Asst. Chief Zwolle will be the interim Chief of the Marion Fire Dept. pending a promotional exam. Asst. Chief Cowell is the only other officer eligible to take the promotional exam.
Posted by stoney on Friday, February 26 2010

Chief Gruber retires
Chief Gruber retired Jan 20, 2010
Posted by stoney on Friday, February 26 2010

Chief Kinsler retires
Chief Kinsler retired at the beginning of 2010, a great mentor and a good friend. Have a great retirement.
Posted by stoney on Friday, February 26 2010

Happy New Year
Posted by stoney on Friday, January 1 2010

Merry Christmas

Posted by stoney on Friday, December 25 2009

Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by stoney on Thursday, June 4 2009

Fatal fire
Two children died in an apartment fire this afternoon
Posted by stoney on Friday, May 8 2009

Merry Christmas
It's been awhile since I have posted anything, problems with the server and just too busy, but anyway have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Posted by stoney on Wednesday, December 24 2008

Newt gets promoted
Newt gets promoted to Captain (Training Officer). Congratulations Newt!
Posted by stoney on Monday, September 8 2008


Merchant Ave fire (March 31,2016)


Three new Firefighters Sworn in

downtown fire

Ryan manning the deck gun at the downtown fire Easter Sunday

Ryan and Newt

Ryan Redmon and Lt. Newt after the Chester St. fire

Thanks to Kevin Lytle

Silver St. Fire

trash fire

Capt. Deem putting out a trash fire

Local #379 supports USW at Cooper Tire Factory

Marion Firefighters L-379 members supporting USW Local 207L, of Cooper Tire

we won

Guys at the Rally

The Bus

Senate Bill 5 ( Issue 2 ) DEFEATED!!!!

Thanks to everyone that helped to do away with this unfair and unjust law that our Governor Kasick was behind

Thanks Mike

Firefighter's Memorial in Colorado

Thanks Mike

Repeal Senate Bill 5

Vote NO on Issue #2 in November

The Race

Go-cart races at Thiel's Wheels

Chief Zwolle

Chief Zwolle, new chief of the Marion Fire Dept

Retirees 2010

Retirees at the Retirement dinner 2010

Sims fire 5/6/10


Pictures of the fire at Sims Bros. on May 5, 2010


A car hit a guide wire , no injuries

New Engine 22

Our new HME Pumper will go into service on Sunday at station #2

Pearl Street Friday the 13th

House fire on Pearl Street, Friday the 13th
Thanks Brad

State St. fire

Vacant house fire on State St. (9-7-08) Fully involved upon arrival with an exposure to the north about six feet away that was successfully protected

Rescue at the Quarry

Rescue at the Quarry
Photo by: Shawn Kelly

Battle Run's rescue boat

Battle Run's Rescue Boat
Photo by: Shawn Kelly

Captain Gary Squires, Fire Inspector. You will be missed.


Firefighter"s Memorial

Marion County Firefighter's Memorial
Will be finished and Dedicated in October
Pavers are available for $100

J. Lenco fire

Ed Borland (top) and Capt. Eldred, on the master Stream at the J. Lenco fire in Larue. Photo by Dan Spracklen

New Squad (picture sent in by Micah Werling

New Squad ( July 2007 )
See all of our trucks


Rodney Myers

changing air bottles

prospect street fire 1-20-07

Fire today 1-20-07 on Prospect St.

I got there after the big blaze.

Paul on Herman St. fire

Paul, after putting out Herman St. fire

Kim and family

Kim (our secretary) and family, helping out at our coney stand during the Marion Popcorn Festival (2006)

coney dog stand

The new coney dog stand at the corner of Prospect and Center streets. Jeff King and Shawn Kelly are in the stand.

Steve collecting money for MDA

Steve Walton collecting donations for fill the boot at Main and Center. Josh Ross and Bryan Gross were also helping.

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Billy playing Paintball in Larue. If you are interested in playing on Sundays contact Billy or Me.

Dan Teeing Off

Dan Gorenflo Teeing-Off on the back nine during the Local #379 MDA Golf Outing

Doctor Davis

Dr. Davis our Medical Director Volunteering for Salt Rock Fire Dept.

A little advertisement from the sky

A little advertising for airplanes. Let me know if you have visited this site because you saw this on my barn.

fire today

Fire on Pleasant Hill Rd. 6/5/05 in Salt Rock Township. I got there before the fire trucks.

Story Time

The retirees telling stories

Retirement Dinner

The Retirement Dinner went well, a lot of retirees showed up for the free steak or chicken dinner. I even met some retirees that I didn't know. Thanks to the guys that cooked and helped set up.

Local Organizations that have made donations to the fire dept., photo by: Ed Borland

Representatives from local organizations that have made donations to Our Department

AC Kinsler, Dan Gorenflo and Steve Walton

The new Hazmat/Emergency response vehicle arrived in Marion on Monday. See the Hazmat Page


After a fire today on Bellevue St.
More Pictures

Oak St. Fire

The remains of a house on Oak St. that caught fire Friday morning. The fire quickly turned defensive after a flash over, gas leak and a large fire load.

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Police and Fire lining up for introductions for the Brandy Winfield Memorial Flag Football Charity Game. The game ends in a tie, 28 to 28, good job and a great turn out.

Deputy Brandy Winfield in our hearts forever

Firefighters among the many to pay their respect to fallen Deputy Brandy Winfield

Harold Schaitberger in Marion

IAFF President Harold Schaitberger visits Marion

Schaitberger in town

Marion Firefighters with IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger in Marion during his brief visit. Thanks for visiting. More pictures

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Visit the Trucks Page


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