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Public Safety

Marion Police Department
Chief D.R. Crane

Chief of Police
(830) 914-2391 ext. 305

Sargent J. Whiston
Police Sergent
(830) 914-2391 ext. 306
Corporal E. Hicks
Senior Corporal
(830) 914-2391 ext. 307

In addition to these officers, we have a reserve police force.

Marion Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 490
Marion, TX 78124
Please contact the Fire Department directly about Volunteer Opportunities.

Emergency Medical Services
Schertz EMS - Serving the City Of Marion
1400 Schertz Pkwy (Administrative Offices)
Schertz, TX 78154

(210) 619-1400

Governor’s Division of Emergency Management
Wildfire Awareness: Preparedness and Evacuations

Wildland fires pose a threat throughout Texas, especially when dry weather conditions combine with high winds and extreme temperatures. Whether you live near open grassland, in a suburban area on the edge of town or in a forested area, fire can threaten your home. When weather conditions make wildland fires more likely, take the following precautions:

  • Keep firefighting tools handy, such as: ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and buckets.
  • Place connected garden hoses on all sides of the house for emergency use.
  • Know all emergency exits from your house.
  • Learn all routes leading out of your neighborhood.

As fires actually approach, take the following actions:

  • Park your car facing the direction of escape.
  • Shut off gas at the meter. Only a qualified professional can safely turn the gas back on.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Place combustible patio furniture inside.
  • Seal vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.
  • Wet down or remove shrubs within 15 feet of your residence.
  • Place lawn sprinklers on roof and near aboveground fuel tanks. Wet down the roof.
  • Close windows, vents, doors, blinds and non-combustible window coverings. Remove flammable drapes and curtains.
  • Close interior doors and windows to prevent drafts.
If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Choose a route away from the fire hazard and be alert to changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke.
For more information on fire danger and advisories, see the Texas Forest Service Website