MARION FIRE
DISTRICT & DEPARTMENT
(Flathead County, Montana)

ABOUT US

HISTORY
The Marion Fire District in Flathead County, Montana was created October 14, 1980 by an act of the county commissioners in response to a petition from property owners in the unincorporated area known as Marion. The Marion Fire District is a public body corporate and politic with certain sovereign powers, such as the power of taxation.

PURPOSE
The Marion Fire District was created to reduce the loss of life and property within its boundaries. The Marion Fire District seeks to provide quality, cost-effective services that exceed our community’s expectations.

OPERATIONS
The Marion Fire Department, known in the past as the Marion Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion Rural Fire Department, is the District's operational arm. The Department offers fire, rescue, and emergency medical response, as well as prevention and education services. It has developed
a close mutual aid relationship with the two fire districts on its borders -- Fisher River Valley in Lincoln County and Smith Valley in Flathead County. Department firefighters and emergency medical technicians also respond to calls in nearby fire service areas managed by Flathead County, such as Ashley Lake.

SERVICES OFFERED
  • 24/7 emergency response
    Fire, rescue, and emergency medical services
  • Reduced homeowner's insurance rates
    (Insurance companies would charge policy-holders much more, if the Marion Fire District didn’t exist.)
  • A fire safety program for children attending Marion Public School
  • Wildfire prevention and residential property wildfire protection education resources
  • A Community Center that can host gatherings of up to 100 people and features a kitchen.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Marion Fire District cannot provide services without community members selflessly stepping up to serve their neighbors as volunteer firefighters, emergency medical providers, or in other field and administrative roles. The more people who lend a helping hand, the easier the burden is on the shoulders of the other volunteers. Volunteers not only provide an invaluable service to their community, they make new friends, learn new skills and have fun!

Please, contact Fire Chief James Brower to inquire as to how to volunteer your time and skills. No prior training is required. Chief Brower can be reached at (406) 854-2828 or via email at: jbrower@marionfd.org
 
LOCATION
The Marion Fire District is the second largest in Flathead County, in terms of geographic area covered. Geography covered includes large swathes of land north and south of U.S. Highway 2 West with its eastern border at mile marker 103.5 on U.S. Highway 2 West and its western border at the Lincoln County, Montana line.

The Marion Fire District has two fire stations staffed and managed by the officers and members of the Marion Fire Department:
  • The first station, which is known as Battalion One, is located at 180 Gopher Lane in Marion, Montana across the street from Marion School. This main fire station is the principle office of the Marion Fire District. It is where business is conducted and records are stored. Attached to fire station building is the Community Center managed by the Auxiliary.
  • The second station, which is known as Battalion Two, is located at 11620 Highway 2 West near McGregor Lake.
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