Kentwood Fire Department
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:
Fire Safety Inspections
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Management and Disaster Response
Hazardous Materials Mitigation and Response
Technical Rescue Response
Mission, Vision and Core Value Statement
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From the Fire Chief's Office;
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.
Brent J Looman, Fire Chief