Categories found on the reference page include:
How do I get a copy of a fire or medical report and is there a fee?
You or your insurance company can request a fire report in person or by mail, including a self addressed stamped envelope. You will need to provide the date, approximate time and location of the incident.
There is a $5.00 charge for copies of any reports.
When can I get my child safety seat installed / inspected and do you give seats away?
Child safety seat installations/inspections are available by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by calling the Fire office at 616-530-6211. There is no charge for the inspections. Child safety seats are not given away. If certain requirements are met, they may be available at a reduced cost through Greater Grand Rapids Safe Kids Coalition. Call 616-391-7233 for more information.
How do I arrange for a tour of the fire station?
Tours are available for groups of all ages. Contact our office at 616-530-6211 to arrange your tour.
Why did you open the fire hydrants near my house today? Isn't that a waste of water?
Our personnel are out "flushing" the fire hydrants throughout the city during the warm months. While this may appear to be wasteful, it serves two purposes:
- The fire department uses these flushes as a test for the hydrants that, thankfully, are seldom used. It also provides us with an opportunity to check for any damage that may have occurred and to keep the hydrants in the best working condition possible.
- The public works department uses the flushing as a means to keep sediment from building up in the water mains. The flushing also removes any contaminants that may have entered the mains due to breaks or other problems.
Other City ordinances are found in Clerk's page
The Grandville City Council recently amended the open burning ordinance to allow for recreational fires under the following conditions:
- The fire must be in a container, utensil or device designed and intended for cooking or recreational fires. The container should be no larger than 48 inches in diameter.
- Fires must be at least 15 feet away from any structure and 10 feet from any lot line. Structures include garages, decks, sheds, or gazebos.
- An adult, (18 years or older) is required to be present on the premises during the entire duration of the fire.
- Only firewood (untreated, solid, dry wood) or charcoal may be burned. Burning of waste, leaves, brush, or other materials is strictly prohibited.
- No burning is allowed between the hours of 12:00 AM (midnight) and 8:00 AM.
- No fires may be held on declared Ozone Action Days.
Even if the above conditions are met, you may be ordered to extinguish your fire if it is deemed to be a nuisance, hazard, or risk to public safety by fire or police department personnel.
Please be respectful of your neighbors, especially those who may suffer from health problems, when planning an outdoor fire.
If you have any questions about outdoor burning, please contact the Fire Department at 616-530-6211.
Because of limited quantities and due to post September 11 security concerns, our department and it's personnel will not sell, trade or give away patches, hats, shirts or any other memorabilia. Such requests will not be responded to under any circumstances. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
The Grandville Fire Department's Policy on obtaining medical information and the use of medical information is available here: Privacy Notice