The Marion Twp Rural Fire Department is located on Hwy 37 on the north edge of the City of Mitchell. We are contracted by the Marion and Bono Township Trustees to provide fire protection to the 100+ square miles of mostly rural area. The Department currently has a full roster of 30 Firefighters and 6 Junior Fireman. All members are volunteer and are required to attend a percentage of work sessions, training evolutions, and alarms to remain in good standing with the Department. All members are required to obtain FFI and FFII certifications within the first year as a department member, and Driver/Operator certification prior to driving any Department vehicle. Although EMS certification is not required at this time, we currently have 14 EMT's and 10 First Responders that respond with the local ambulance services to medical emergencies in Marion and Bono Townships.