Marion's 3rd Fire Station/Headquarters
Satellite Fire Station with three (3) double-apparatus deep bays (with drive through configuration), facilities to house up to 10 firefighter/paramedics at full staffing (20 years into future), and the apparatus necessary to more effectively cover the City of Marion.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT:
As outlined in the Deployment Study: Response time performance has a direct impact on the outcome of any emergency incident. The quicker that mitigation efforts intervene in an emergency, and the more effective the human resources and equipment available to carry out the critical tasks necessary to mitigate the emergency, the less the fire damage, loss of life and human pain and/or suffering will occur.
As the City of Marion continues to grow, so does the need for properly staffed and distributed fire and EMS response forces. The City is at a point in its growth and population density where a dramatic increase in duplicate incidents requiring emergency services is inevitable (and occurring at a higher rate each year). This will cause a longer response time for initial responding units coming from secondary distribution points, so a degree of overlapping coverage is warranted. Further, it is imperative that the City ensure that the required weight of response is available to respond quickly, and that a qualified Effective Response Force is available to respond to moderate and higher risk events.
The new facility will be near the proposed new YMCA and Gill Park, on the southwest corner of Tower Terrace Road and Irish Drive.
Local Option Sales Tax (Estimate at $3.5M)
2015 Marion Fire Station Deployment Study
Marion Fire Department
Deb Krebill, Fire Chief