New Marion (IA) Fire Station 1 Complete; Department to Move in Today

The groundbreaking for Station 1, way back in September 2019. Photo via Facebook.

After some delays, the $10.3 million project to build a new Marion (IA) Fire Station 1 is now complete, with plans for the department to move in as early as today, reports thegazette.com.

Located at 100 Irish Dr., the new digs is the city’s third and will serve as the department’s headquarters. It’s the city’s first new station since 1991, when Marion was about half the size it currently is.

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The new Station 1 has biophilic design elements that use lighting, color, and nature to promote the emotional health of firefighters, officials say. In addition, it has been designed to keep firefighters safer as they wake up for calls and return from battling fires.

The former Station 1, at 600 Eighth Ave., will be renamed Station 3. The current headquarters is Station 2, at 3933 Katz Dr.

A public open house event will be held in the fall, and the city is continuing to look for a suitable site for a fourth station.

Throughout the months, the report says, multiple obstacles delayed the station’s opening—from COVID to the August 10 derecho to a building-materials shortage in May to a change in management for Christner Construction.

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