Mission Statement 

The Mission of Marion Fire Rescue is to provide the citizens and visitors of the City of Marion with the highest level of life safety and protect their property through the extension of fire suppression, rescue services, medical response, fire prevention, public education, and other emergency services.

Organizational Values

Our mission is best accomplished through the application of organizational values to which each of us commits to in the course of our work.

We value…

  • The faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through attitude, conduct, and accomplishments. We recognize that the community is the reason for our existence.
  • The talents of our members and encourage responsible decision making at the most appropriate level. We recognize the importance of personal and professional development.
  • The level and quality of service we deliver to the community. We are committed to continuous improvement and are attentive to the changing needs of the people we serve.
  • Open and honest communication. Communication and consensus form the foundation of our department. The system is a unique and complex collection of agencies, citizens, elected officials, hospitals, firefighters, and medical personnel and countless others dedicated to the success of the department. Maintaining open communications and commitment to cooperation and consensus building are essential to our continued success.

Risk Management Statement       

We will begin our response on the assumption that we can protect lives and property.
We will risk our lives a lot, if necessary, to protect savable lives.
We will risk our lives a little, and in a calculated manner, to protect savable property.
We will not risk our lives at all to protect lives or property that are already lost.