Kentwood Fire Department
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
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