A Message From Chief Parker
I’m very proud and excited to serve as Fire Chief of our wonderful community. For over a century, our fire department has provided the citizens and visitors of Marlin, Texas with quality, professional and compassionate customer service. Since our department’s establishment, the fire service has experienced numerous technological and operational advancements. Despite over one-hundred years of progress, our firefighters continue to uphold our organization’s core values of integrity, professionalism, trust, respect and compassion. Each of our firefighters take great pride in serving the Marlin community and being an integral part of it. Regardless of the size, scope or complexity of an emergency incident or non-emergency duty, we strive to consistently exceed customer expectations.
Our fire station is staffed around the clock by highly motivated and dedicated Firefighter/EMTs. All of our firefighters are certified, at the minimum, at the Basic Structural Firefighter level through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Each firefighter also possesses, at the minimum, his or her Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services. In order to provide our customers with superior service, we strive to surpass the minimum training standards for fire and emergency medical personnel. To maintain a high level of firefighter and community safety, we firmly believe in making everyday a training day.
In addition to countless emergency response services, we offer an array of preventative and educational services to the community. Emergency response and preparedness is a team effort and we are very appreciative of the valuable assistance we’ve received from: the Marlin Volunteer Fire Department, other area fire departments, Marlin Police Department, other area law enforcement agencies, our local EMS provider, our city council, our city administration and our community’s citizens and visitors. Whether you’re a visitor, current resident, business owner or are considering relocating to Marlin, the City of Marlin Fire Department is here to serve you!
Justin Parker - Fire Chief