The City of Marina was incorporated in 1975 and the police and fire services were integrated in 1978 to form the Public Safety Department. The department was broken down into Police and Fire Divisions and both operate out of the Public Safety building.
Over the last several years, the City has continued to grow and mature. As a consequence, it has begun the planning for its future growth and expansion, largely driven by the major development projects, both on and off of the former Fort Ord and its increasing public safety responsibilities in the existing developed areas on the former Fort Ord.
In examining this growth, City leaders and department staff have acknowledged that it had outgrown its consolidated public safety approach to delivery of public safety services. As part of the August 1, 2005 City reorganization, the department has initiated steps, and the City Council has approved actions, to allow for a process of separation of police and fire services into discrete operations.
The police and fire services were formally separated on July 1, 2007.
As part of the transition from the public safety model, the Fire Department now recruits and hires dedicated fire staff. The newly created fire department is in the planning stages for a new fire station, adding engine company personnel, command staff and received delivery of a new 1500 GPM Type One Engine in mid year 2007.
The Fire Chief and the Division Chiefs will be responsible for maintaining the high level of service citizens have come to expect, while successfully directing the department’s growth. The goal in this rapidly expanding community is to ultimately staff engine companies with three-persons and meet a four to five-minute response 90 percent of the time.
Currently the Department is authorized fifteen sworn personnel and one non-sworn support person.
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