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    Grand Rapids
    Fire Department Facts  
    • Grand Rapids is the busiest fire department in West Michigan.

    • The GRFD had 22,256 emergency responses in 2015.

    • Grand Rapids Fire Department not only provides fire and ems service, but also responds to all incidents involving river rescue, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials, confined space rescue, trench rescue, high angle rescue and much more.

    • Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to 13,085 requests for medical service in 2013.   

    • Grand Rapids had 200 recorded cardiac arrests with 58 having a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).

     

     

     
    Grand Rapids
    Water System Facts 
     
     
    • Grand Rapids Water System Lake Michigan Filtration Plant pumps and treats an average of more than 30 million gallons of water per day.
    • The Water System uses and maintains over 1,200 miles of pipe, enough to stretch all the way from Grand Rapids to the state of Texas!

     

     

     

     





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    Adopt-a-Hydrant 
    How does the Adopt-A-Hydrant Program work?
    The Adopt-A-Hydrant program is the newest opportunity for Grand Rapids residents and others to volunteer and show their always amazing community support.  It is also a great example of how we can use technology to build community and keep our neighborhoods safe.  Citizens "adopt" a fire hydrant and pledge responsibility for reporting issues and making it easy for firefighters to locate and access at all times, especially after a big snowstorm.  Corporations, Civic Groups, Neighborhoods, and other organizations that want to help may “adopt” a hydrant or group of hydrants as well.  A tour of your local fire station may be arranged for those who would like this opportunity.  Registered hydrant adopters will receive an email message confirmation with an adoption certificate and a mygrcitypoints code.  The code may be redeemed by mygrcitypoints registered users, at the mygrcitypoints web site.  New users may register any time. Points can be redeemed for cool stuff.
    How do I sign up?
    Navigate to the web site: grcity.us/adopt-a-hydrant.  Select the individual or group adoption form.  Locate the fire hydrant that that you want to “adopt” and select it on the map.  A hydrant ID will pop up when you click on the hydrant that you want to adopt.  Add the ID, complete and submit the form.  Registered hydrant adopters will receive a confirmation email message.  The confirmation will include an adoption certificate and a mygrcitypoints code.  The code may be redeemed by mygrcitypoints registered users, at the mygrcitypoints web site.
     
    What do I have to do to “look after” our adopted hydrant?
    1.    Keep your hydrant clear of tall vegetation and heavy snow.  Please clear a 3 feet path from the street to the hydrant and 3-feet all the way around the hydrant. 
    2.    Report any hydrant damage or leaks by  calling 311. Those who are unable to dial 311 or live outside the city limits of Grand Rapids can call 616-456-3000. 
    3.    Report vehicles blocking hydrants by  calling 311. Those who are unable to dial 311 or live outside the city limits of Grand Rapids can call 616-456-3000
     
    What not to do
    1.    Don’t paint the hydrant
    2.    Don’t alter or attempt to repair hydrant damage
    3.    Don’t mark the curb or street
    4.    Don’t stand in the street to clear the hydrant
     
    How do I get and redeem mygrcitypoints!
    The confirmation will include an adoption certificate and a mygrcitypoints code.  The code may be redeemed by mygrcitypoints registered users, at the mygrcitypoints web site.  New users may register any time. Points can be redeemed for some cool stuff.
     
     
    Can we resign from the program? 

    If you can’t or don’t want to look after your adopted hydrant anymore, simply call 311.   Those who are unable to dial 311 or live outside the city limits of Grand Rapids can call 616-456-3000..  If it’s been less than 1 year, we will need to subtract 1,000 points from your mygrcity points account.

     

    Adoption request designed for individuals, families, neighbors, congregations,
    and companies to adopt one or more specific hydrants nearby

     

    Group request form for community groups to work with neighborhood fire
     stations to identify and clear key groups  of hydrants in the area.
                                    Include a station tour!




    Still have questions, dial 311 to speak
    with a Grand Rapids Customer Service Representative.  

    Those who are unable to dial 311 or live outside Grand
    Rapids city limits of Grand Rapids can call
    616-456-3000.


     

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