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MFD Seeks Additional Volunteer Firefighters

Post Date:06/19/2019 9:56 AM

Are you looking to make a positive contribution to the community? Interested in helping your neighbors and gaining new skills? If you possess physical stamina and mental strength, consider applying to be a volunteer firefighter.

The Marion Fire Department is seeking to hire six additional volunteer firefighters. Applications are being accepted through July 30, 2019.

The Marion Fire Department is a combination fire department made up of both career and volunteer/ paid-on-call firefighters. Both groups are essential to Marion’s operations. Career firefighters handle the majority of the daily calls for service. Volunteer firefighters assist career firefighters and provide critical support at structure fires and other large incidents when available. 

The qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Valid Iowa driver's license
  • Living within the City of Marion or Marion Township
  • Passing a series of background checks (criminal, sex offender, drug screening and driving record)
  • Passing a pre-employment physical exam

Volunteer firefighters come from all walks of life. Marion’s current force consists of teachers, salespeople, administrative assistants, construction workers, truck drivers, plumbers, electricians and college students, all with a desire to serve the community. 

Citizens’ Fire Academy
If you’re unsure, consider participating in the Marion Fire Departments Citizens' Fire Academy. The academy includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experiences ranging from fire response to rescue operations, emergency medical services to fire prevention. The academy will occur every Monday night from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19 through Oct. 14, 2019.


Learn more at or call the Marion Fire Department at 319-377-8237.

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