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2015 Car Seat Safety Checks

The Kentwood Police Department will hold Car Safety Seat Checks at Kentwood Fire Station #1, 4775 Walma Ave SE, on:
July 1, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
November 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED! 616-391-7233 to schedule.

We will also be conducting a Diaper Drive during the Car Seat events, for the  Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County.

Click HERE for more information.


Be Prepared!

Click HERE for how you can prepare your family!

2015 Chemical Inventory Reports

Go to our REPORTS page for more information!

National Weather Service Weather Preparedness Calendar

Beach Hazards Awareness Week...June 7-13
Winter Weather Awareness Week...Nov 2-8

Upcoming Weather Spotting Training - Free!

Click HERE for more information!

Kentwood Fire Department
Fire Department Offices

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.

Brent J Looman, Fire Chief

Fireworks Safety

Kentwood Fireworks Ordinance

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Free carbon monoxide alarm installation is offered for families of children 14 and younger in Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming. For information, call 616-241-3300. The Healthy Homes Coalition is providing the detectors with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Please visit our Fire Prevention page for more information!

Do you and your family have a plan in case of an emergency? Click for more.....

Youth Preparedness link

Are you "Digital Disaster Prep Ready"?

Click HERE for details!


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


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Operations History