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     THE GRFD WANTS YOU TO BE SAFE IN YOUR OWN HOME! 
    The Residential Safety Program, or RSP, is a voluntary solution to help homeowners prevent fires. The RSP is designed to reduce the number and severity of fires in Grand Rapids. The GRFD and our partners are offering the following:
    ·         Free in home fire safety assessments
    ·         Free smoke alarm upgrades and installations
    ·         One-on-one fire safety consultations specific to the residence
    ·         A connection with our partners to assist with fire safety issues
    The RSP is starting with focus to help five neighborhoods in Grand Rapids that have historically had the highest number of fires. To qualify for the program, homeowners must meet the following requirements:
    ·         Reside within the City of Grand Rapids
    ·         Be a home owner, residing within the dwelling.
    ·         Rentals do not qualify at this time.
    Homeowners can ensure their safety by scheduling an appointment. Contact us at 456-3966
    Also view our Media Reports and Video page for more information on this Program and other Fire Safety Information!
    ​Please view video: Grand Rapids Fire Department Free Smoke Alarms!
    Meet the Residential Safety Program Team and read their Bios​
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    Kim has recently returned to Grand Rapids to work for the Residential Safety Program. Kim has many years of experience working with diverse communities and non-profits throughout the Midwest and Southern California, and has several years of project management experience. Kim also volunteered with several organizations on both civic and educational endeavors. Kim is excited to be back in West Michigan.
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    Mike resides in the Holland area, where he worked with the Holland Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in May of 2010. Mike is very active in volunteering with the Salvation Army and Red Cross, as well as various other organizations. Mike is married, and has 2 grown children who still reside in the area. Mike also has two Grandchildren who he loves spending time with and is looking forward to working with GRFD on this new project.
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    A Project Manager for over 22 years, Michael has supervised projects for 3M, Adobe Systems, Alcon Laboratories, Gulf Publishing, Hal Leonard Publishing, Harcourt-Brace, Husqvarna, McGraw-Hill, Pella, Steelcase, Whirlpool, among many others. Prior to this, Michael spent nearly 20 years employed with General Motor’s Flint Fisher Body Plant (the famed manufacturing site of Michael Moore’s debut film, “Roger and Me”) in Administration and Production Supervision. Residing in Kentwood with his wife, Michael is elated to be a part of GRFD’s new vigorous efforts to create a safer Grand Rapids.