In an ongoing effort to reduce the number and severity of fire losses in our community, we participate in a number of fire prevention and safety programs. To request a program or more information, call our business office at 616-530-6211.
Block, church and school parties
Whenever possible, we are happy to send a fire engine and personnel to these events. We also frequently visit area businesses with trucks and personnel for special days or events.
American Heart Association CPR programs are available on request for small, local groups or businesses. Class costs vary, and in most cases are minimal to cover the cost of books and materials.
Home safety checks
Firefighters are available on request to provide free home safety checks for our residents. These checks include creating an exit plan, checking smoke and CO detectors, looking for fire and electrical hazards and other safety concerns.
National Night Out
In conjunction with our Police Department, we participate in this annual event visiting several neighborhoods and parties with our units and personnel.
Our annual fire prevention open house in held on the first Tuesday of October. This is an immensely popular event and we host hundreds of adults and children each year.
Tours and Programs for Schools and Groups
This is another very popular service that we provide to any class or group. Last year, over 2000 students visited us.
Safe Kids Coalition / Car seat installation and checks
We have trained technicians on staff that are able to provide child car seat installations and checks at no charge to citizens. Please call our offices at 530-6211 to make an appointment. We are not always able to accommodate walk in requests.
Fire Safety Information and Activities for Kids
The Ready.gov Be a Hero web site is an interactive site for kids, parents and teachers that includes games and activities to teach and reinforce fire safety.
Sparky the Fire Dog's web site offers kids and parents tons of fun activities, games and fire safety information!
More fire safety information for adults from the United States Fire Administration
We are happy to provide you with and hope you will view the following FactSheets from the USFA:
- Bedroom fire prevention
- The dangers of Carbon Monoxide
- Electrical fire prevention
- Home escape planning
- Tips for older Americans
- Tips for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Tips for older adults and their caregivers
- Tips for those with special needs
- Tips for disabled persons and their caregivers
- Tips for the visually impaired
- Holiday fire prevention
- Home fire prevention
- Tips for teaching children fire safety
- The nature of fire
- Summer storm safety
- Tornado safety
- Winter storm safety
- A home safety checklist