The City of Marshall Fire Department operates with a Fire Chief, a staff of ten career - 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 3 Firefighters, 1 Fire Inspector, and up to 15 Paid-On-Call. The Fire Chief handles all administrative operations, while the Captains oversee operations on a daily basis.
Throughout the year, firefighters are involved in various fire prevention activities which include industrial and commercial fire inspections; fire safety programs for school children, seniors, and civic organizations; and a city-wide residential smoke detector program which provides free detectors and batteries. Firefighters conduct tours of the station for school children and other groups who are learning about fire prevention and firefighting, or just want to look at the fire trucks.
Marshall Fire Department continues to improve operations, including the construction of a new facility in 2015. This station houses a squad, an engine, a rescue pumper, an aerial truck, and Marshall's first motorized fire engine - a1918 american LaFrance. The Fire Department is very active in training to ensure that all personnel are prepared to handle emergency situations and improve firefighting skills. Firefighter training is conducted twice, and medical training once each month.
The mission of the Marshall Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, environmental and other disasters natural or manmade. We will accomplish this through fire suppression and rescue, education, prevention, code enforcement, pre incident surveys, and other emergency and non-emergency activities. We will remain active in our community, serve as role models and we shall strive to find better ways of protecting the lives, homes, and property of the citizens of Marshall from the ravages of fire and other disasters. We believe we are accountable for those we serve, and we will take an active role in maintaining a professional image of the fire service by providing the best and most cost-effective service available.