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With summer, comes the potential for SEVERE WEATHER!

Be Prepared!

The Kentwood Fire Department asks you to have a plan and be prepared in the event you must leave your home due to storm related events.

Click HERE for how you can prepare your family!
 


Be Prepared with Wireless Emergency Alerts!

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
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Kentwood Tornado Damage

The cities of Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids were hit by an F-1 tornado on Sunday, July 6th.

During this event, emergency response agencies from around the area converged on the effected areas to assist those who were in need. This includes Public Works Departments and the various utility companies that serve our communities.

At this time, we are asking that you do not drive into these areas to see the damage. Crews from the Department of Public Works, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy and various private contractors, are working to remove the large trees that have fallen in order to restore electricity, gas, phone and cable service to the area.

IF YOU SEE A DOWNED POWER LINE, DO NOT TOUCH IT! IT MAY BE ENERGIZED! You can view up to date power outages by going to the Consumers Energy map located http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap

THE RED CROSS SHELTER LOCATED AT THE KENTWOOD ACTIVITIES CENTER, 355 48TH ST SE, WILL CLOSE FRIDAY AT NOON. CLEAN UP KITS WILL CONTINUE TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SUNDAY.

DEBRIS - As of today, Kentwood residents can bring tree limbs and yard debris to Kelloggwoods Park. YOU MUST SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY!. Please note that we will not accept building debris at this site. Residents should come into the park via the 52nd/Kelloggwoods Dr entrance. The park will remain open until 10 pm until further notice.

Please be patient as we work to restore services to the area. Further updates will be posted as well as sent via the Kentwood Fire Department Twitter feed.





The Kentwood Fire Department is a team of efficient, professional and dedicated personnel who serve the community by protecting life, property and the environment through:

  • Public Education
  • Fire Safety Inspections
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Investigations
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Response
  • Hazardous Materials Mitigation and Response
  • Technical Rescue Response

Mission, Vision and Core Value Statement

Click HERE for our Mission, Vision and Core Value Statement.

From the Fire Chief's Office;

Brent J Looman, Fire Chief Thank you for visiting our Web site, we appreciate your interest in learning more about the Kentwood Fire Department.  We hope you will find this site helpful and informative. Please take the opportunity to visit us at one of our stations; we are here to serve you.


Kentwood provides essential emergency services—fire protection, emergency medical basic life support, rescue and hazardous materials response are delivered from three fire stations.  The Kentwood Fire Department is a “combination” department; our staffing model consists of well-trained, dedicated career and part time firefighters. The Kentwood Fire department staffing consists of forty five full-time staff and ten part time staff. Firefighters are tasked with daily workload operations and maintenance tasks and are the immediate first responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our part time firefighters provide the additional staffing to the full time firefighters and are a vital part of our program.  This model is a balanced approach to meeting requirements for today’s fire service. The department continues to evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our citizens.


The Kentwood Fire Department also has two fire prevention personnel, they are also firefighters and conduct business inspections, plan review, fire investigation and public education.  These activities are a very important part of fire prevention and are great opportunities to interact with the community.  Our firefighters and fire prevention staff especially enjoy the time spent in the schools and with students touring the stations.


The fire service is a deeply rewarding vocation that demands the best a person has to offer.  Being a firefighter is not for everyone and requires an unusual level of commitment and dedication. To learn more about being a firefighter or the Kentwood Fire Department please stop by any of our fire stations and our staff will assist you in any way they can.

Sincerely,
Brent J Looman, Fire Chief

Fireworks Safety!

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

For more information, click Fire Prevention

Click HERE for The City of Kentwood Firework Ordinance!
 



The Kentwood Fire Department is offering FREE Smoke Alarms! Visit the Fire Prevention page for details!
 

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