MCFR 30 YEARS
Thirty years is a long time when you're talking about a prison sentence but when put in another context such as police or fire services, it's surprisingly short.
Marion County Fire Rescue is celebrating it's 30th anniversary, and in that time a lot has changed.
Marion county used to have several disorganized volunteer stations that competed for fires.
Now Marion County Fire Rescue has 28 stations, and almost 600 fulltime employees and recently took over the ambulance service.
Marion County fire rescue employee Eugene McCarthy,
"It's like day and night from what it used to be to what it is now."
Fire officials say says goals for the future include building more stations throughout the county and reducing response times.
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