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    Laura Knapp
       Laura Knapp
         Fire Chief
      616.456.3900
    Mission Statement
     The GRFD will provide the highest level of service to our
    community through a commitment to excellence. 
     
             Vision Statement
       The GRFD strives to be an accredited national fire service leader that aligns with community needs and provides a secure work environment for its members.  This is accomplished by diverse partnerships, increased adaptability, fluid communication, complete transparency and a preventative mindset towards all endeavors.

     Value Statement

    The GRFD is committed to doing what is right through:

            Honesty                    Integrity                 Loyalty

                        Teamwork                  Excellence


     
     
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    Residential Sprinkler Information


    After the Fire Information


    Juvenile Fire Starter Information

     

     

    Prevention Division 

    Suppression Division 

    Training Division 

    "Community Based Fire Service" 

          Highlights

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    The Grand Rapids Fire Department's Residential Safety Program has reached a new milestone.  On Friday, February 28, Rescue 7 out of LaGrave Fire Station installed the 10,000th smoke alarm of the program!  Rescue 7's crew consisted of Fire Lieutenant Don VanDyke, A/EO Mike Myers, and Firefighters Mike Waldron and Jeremy Shepard.  Overall, the Fire Department has reached nearly 1,700 homes in the city of Grand Rapids.  Homes that participate in the program receive an in-home fire safety assessment and free smoke alarms that are installed by the Fire Department. 
     
              Recent News
    • 2013 GRFD Annual Report...get the details
    • 2880 Marshall Ave SE Fire 3-17-14...get the details
    • 2014 Fire Inspector I Class...get the details
    • 961/963 Bridge Street NW Fire 10-28-13...get the details
    • 2013 GRFD Awards Ceremony...get the details
    • Fire Sprinkler Systems Protect People and Property...get the details
    • Volunteer for the GRFD as an Intern or join the Fire Corps Program!
      For information on our Internship program please check this link...
      See more information on the Fire Corps program at www.firecorps.org
    • Want to make your home more safe? See our new Residential Safety Program

               More Recent News
        
              Quick Links

    • For Important Smoke Detector Information check here...Smoke Deterctor Information
    • Open Burning Ordnance and information on outdoor fire pits...Information on Open Burning in the city
    • Use of Grills in Multifamily Residential Buildings...Use of Grills in Multifamily Residential Buildings
    • 2014 Car Seat fitting locations and schedule...Car Seat fitting locations and schedule
    • Latest Fire related product recalls..Latest Fire related product recalls
      More News
      GRFD Unveils New Beta Test Dashboard
      Welcome to our new GRFD Dashboard! This interactive feature is updated monthly and shows the emergency incident activity for the GRFD. Categories are broken down into standard National Fire Incident Reporting segments with a brief description discussing what types of incidents can be found in their respective category. In addition to current year data, you have the ability to compare to the same time frame from the previous year to look for trends. We hope you enjoy the information and welcome any feedback which can be sent to rpease@grcity.us in the strategic planning office.