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Len Nored

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

San Marcos firefighters recognized, promoted at annual ceremony

Firefighter Jordan Hutton, left, was named San Marcos Firefighter of the Year by his peers. Fire Chief Les Stephens presents the award to Hutton during the department’s annual ceremony in February. PHOTO by DON ANDERS — SUBMITTED REPORT The San Marcos Fire Department said goodbye to retirees, announced promotions and honored outstanding first responders on

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Nored retires from SMFD after nearly three decades

Nored rose through the ranks over the next 28 years to engineer and lieutenant before being appointed as assistant chief in 2002. He twice served as interim fire chief, first in 2004 and again from 2008-2009.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Fraternity makes donation to firemen

Members of the Pi Kapppa Alpha fraternity hosted a "Fireman's Challenge" fundraiser, donating half the proceeds to the San Marcos Fire Department.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

City to open new fire station Saturday

A new station for the San Marcos Fire Department will open Saturday at 10 a.m. at 100 Carlson Circle. San Marcos voters approved the funds for the $5 million station in a November 2005 bond election and...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Council turns back GPS system for fire trucks

San Marcos councilmembers denied a request from the San Marcos Fire Department last week for a street light preemption system that would clear traffic signals for city fire trucks.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

New fire station could break furniture budget

On the heels of a downward sales tax intake for the seventh straight month, the San Marcos City Council approved more than $50,000 in expenditures to furnish the new San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) station, and SMFD...

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Bomar honored by SAR

The Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded San Marcos Fire Rescue firefighter Mark Bomar at their annual meeting honoring police and firefighters.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Newest city groundbreaking to upgrade oldest city department

San Marcos Fire Rescue (SMFR), the city's oldest department, should move into a brand new central fire station in March 2010. City officials broke ground on the new facility Tuesday.