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Groundbreaking Set for Sept. 11 for New Marion Fire Station/Headquarters

Post Date:09/04/2019 4:24 PM

City leaders and Chamber ambassadors will join members of the Marion Fire Department on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon to break ground on Marion’s third fire station. The event will take place at 100 Irish Drive, on the southwest corner of Tower Terrace Road and Irish Drive.

Marion’s population has doubled since its second station was put into service in 1991. This population increase and geographic growth to the north have dictated the need for a third station. It will keep Marion’s response times within the national standard for emergency response times for fire and medical service.

The physical and mental well-being of Marion’s firefighters is at the heart of the facility’s two-story design. It will incorporate biophilic design elements, decontamination and training areas, as well as the department’s administrative offices.

The facility is expected to be placed in service in October 2020.

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