Click on the fire department 101 link below to get some facts on why 6-8 fire fighters on scene is extremely important within 5 minutes and what your fire department costs you the taxpayer among other facts related to the fire department.
This is a powerpoint style presentation that we can present to your organization. Please call one of us on the executive board to set up.
Also please look at the Frost study. The Frost study was a study done in 2009 randomly sampling city residents looking at how satisfied they were with them. Theres more information in this study, please click on the link below.
The attached file shows how the number of full-time positions has stayed the same, while requests for service have increased. Click on the link below to see the facts!
Watch the recent Holland Fire on the video page to see why minimum staffing of 6 to 8 personnel is critical to citizen and firefighter safety.
Please contact your city council if you believe council must prioritize the public’s safety in these tough economic times where Council will be deciding to cut City Services!!
Fire Department Recent News-
Check out the video page for a recent house fire in the early AM on 8/22/2009. You can see the importance of keeping a minimum of 6-8 fire fighters on duty at all times.
The mission of the Holland Fire Department is to protect lives and property in the community by aggressively enforcing modern fire prevention codes and laws; effectively educating the public of its role in fire safety; safely and efficiently extinguishing fires; and providing emergency medical, hazardous materials, and other services consistent with the role of a modern fire department.
- We respond to all fire related incidents within the city limits, including fires believed to be out, and investigate smoke or odors of unknown origins.
- We respond to all medical emergencies, persons trapped by any means, water accidents on Lake Macatawa, or other situations within the city limits that place people or property in peril.
- We respond to hazardous materials releases, spills, unknown substances on the ground, in the air or water of the city.
- We aid in other situations where our expertise, training, or equipment may be of assistance.
- We respond to inquiries on department employment, information about department services, or complaints about our service.
- We meet requests for tours of department facilities, or to have a member speak on fire safety matters.
- We deal with complaints or questions on open burning, underground storage tanks, fire safety or fire prevention code violations, overcrowded buildings, blocked exits, children playing with fire, or suspected arson activity.
- We provide information on placing or maintaining smoke detectors.