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Monday, 22 July, 2019

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

Volunteer firefighting.  What’s in it for you?

The benefits of being a volunteer firefighter are many.
There’s the technical training and real life skills you’ll receive.
The satisfaction of teaching kids and seniors about fire safety.
The fact that no two days are ever the same.
There’s the immense sense of pride and satisfaction... read more

Looking inside the Grand Rapids Fire Department, you’ll find a hardworking, professional, and busy group of volunteers. In 2018, fire fighters responded to 149 calls which required the entire department. That entire department response is decreased from 176 responses in 2017.

2018 brought changes in personnel to the fire department, with retirements and new hires. All of our staff are dedicated, hardworking people, and we appreciate the new additions to our... read more

95 feet may be a whole lot of ladder, but the City of Grand Rapids counts itself lucky to have a 95’ Aerial Platform Ladder in its fleet. 
 
This large ladder truck gets far more use than you’d suppose. In fact, it’s the second truck out on every in-town fire call. “This truck makes it safer for everyone involved,” explained Second Assistant Fire Chief Mike Liebel. That means safety for the... read more