Marion Fire Auxiliary (MFA) members yesterday unanimously approved Fire Chief Katie Mast’s request for a grant for the Marion Fire District of $6,010 to be earmarked for the purchase of new fire hose. Many of the hoses used by Marion’s firefighters in structural firefighting operations are in danger of soon becoming too worn out for use.
Due to the fundraising efforts of auxiliary members, and the generosity of donors and special events attendees, MFA wrote grant checks totaling $27,785 to the Marion Fire District in 2018. Here is a list of 2018’s grants:
- Meals ($1,008)
- Firefighter turnouts ($8,622)
- Fire operations training building ($8,500)
- Thermal camera ($3,645)
- Fire hose ($6,010)