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      John Lehman
         Fire Chief
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    The Grand Rapids Fire Department is accepting applications for our first annual Summer Youth Academy.  Applications are due by ***July 5, 2017 ***. Extended Deadline.
    This Academy will run Monday - Thursday, July 10-14, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the GRFD Training Center.  There will be a mandatory orientation meeting for those selected on Friday, July 7, 2017, and a formal graduation ceremony the last night of the Academy.
    Academy Links: 
    At the August 23, 2016 City Commission meeting the Commission voted to adopt a two-year pilot ordinance to allow the use of portable fire pits within the City of Grand Rapids.  This is not a blanket permission to burn within the City. Recreational Fire Permits are handled by the City's Development Center at 1120 Monroe.  please click here for important information:
    The application period for the position of Firefighter has closed.
    Thank You to all who applied, please view the videos below for
    information on the agility test. 
    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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