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Marion Co. Fire District #1 arranging virtual events to combat cabin fever

There are events for kids and adults alike to learn more about the Salem fire station.
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SALEM, Ore. — Marion County Fire District #1 is organizing some virtual events for people to help entertain them while they are staying home to keep themselves and others safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We want our community to know that we’re here, and we appreciate them putting public health and safety first,” said Chief Kyle McMann. “These activities are designed to entertain families and also help us share information about the fire district.”

All the events will be accessible through the fire district’s Facebook page. They will either be posted as a video or a live stream.

There will be a story time with Chief Kyle McMann. He will read a children’s book at 10:30 a.m. on the remaining Fridays in April and on May 1. These will be Facebook live streams will also be accessible after the event as a video.

There will be station, apparatus and equipment tours beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning April 14 through the end of the month and into May. There will be videos posted for both children and adults to virtually show the fire district’s stations and emergency apparatus like the fire engines, water tenders and ambulances.  

And there will also be public meetings on the operating levy increase.

You will be able to ask questions about Measure 24-441 which is on the May primary election ballot. The Facebook live stream will be on May 5 and May 12 beginning at 6 p.m. Chief McMann will go over a presentation and take questions at that time.

More information on the operating levy request can be found on the fire district’s website at www.mcfd1.com. Chief McMann also is available to answer questions at (503) 588-6535 kylem@mcfd1.com.

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