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Departments

    Whether it is providing all facets of fire prevention and community safety, extinguishing fires, providing emergency medical services, responding to a hazardous materials call or performing technical rescue activities, our Department is committed to providing the highest quality emergency response services.

    The Grand Rapids Fire Department has an annual operating budget of $27 million for FY16, and a total staff of 208 personnel. Of the 208 we have...

    • 182 Firefighters and Fire Officers in Suppression Firefighters and Fire Officers in Suppression
    • 1 Training Chief
    • 1 Training Captain
    • 2 Training Lieutenants
    • 1 EMS Captain
    • 10 Fire Prevention Bureau, including 1 Fire Marshall,
      1 Clerical, 6 Inspectors and 1 Residential Safety Program Director
    • 12 Administrative and Support Personnel

    We respond to incidents from 11 strategically located fire stations and operate...

    • 2 Battalion Chiefs
    • 3 Engines
    • 3 Rescue Engines
    • 3 Squads (Quick Response Vehicles)
    • 4 Ladder Trucks
    • 1 Medical Unit
    • Various special response units
    • Additional Engines or Medic Units as staffing allows

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