Fire Stations / Facilities
Marion County Fire Rescue plans to build one brand-new fire station in FY22-23 and a brand-new EMS station in FY20-22.
Four fire stations will be either rebuilt or remodeled. HVAC systems will be replaced in several stations. Roofs will be standardized across stations. New training facilities will be constructed.
Fire engines carry thousands of gallons of water so crews can fight fires even when located far away from hydrants.
MCFR plans to acquire twelve new fire engines and refurbish one existing engine.
Brush / Grass Trucks
Brush and grass trucks provide remote access to fight wildfires in wooded areas.
MCFR plans to acquire two new brush trucks in FY20-21 and four new grass trucks in FY21-25.
Water tanker trucks transport large amounts of water to fire scenes, enabling crews to fight fires even far away from water sources.
One new water tanker will be acquired in FY24-25 and another will be rechassised in FY20/21, saving taxpayers money by reusing an existing stainless steel tank.
Ladder trucks are used for large or multi-story buildings and high-angle rescues.
They also carry specialized ladders for above-ground work.
MCFR plans to acquire a new ladder truck in FY22/23.
Ambulances are used by MCFR for emergency medical response and transport to medical facilities. During FY 15/16, approximately 73% of emergency calls assigned to MCFR were medical in nature.
MCFR plans to acquire 32 new ambulances and refurbish two existing ambulances.
They also plan to acquire 1 new critical care ambulance and rechassis one existing critical care ambulance. These are specialized ambulances that provide all the lifesaving capability of an intensive care unit, with a registered nurse on board.
Utility / Staff Vehicles
Utility vehcicles enable MCFR district captains and district chiefs to directly respond to emergencies and travel around the county on business.
Staff vehicles are used by fire inspectors and other staff to conduct business within the county.
MCFR plans to acquire 12 new SUVs and 7 support units between FY20-25.