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Grand Rapids Fire Department

City Connection - Chief Lehman joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion about Fire Department, related issues

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-02-2019 under NONPROFITS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Get into the Christmas spirit with GRTV's Santa Show

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 12-08-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In early December each year, the GRTV studio transforms into a winter wonderland as kids and adults alike throughout Grand Rapids wait impatiently for the arrival of their favorite jolly Christmas icon – Santa Claus! The Santa Show is a long-...

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Come talk to the real-life heroes that live and work in Grand Rapids. Explore the vehicles and tools they use in their work on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Grand Rapids Fire and...

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Fire engulfs West Side apartments

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-24-2014 under NEWS

Firefighters are still working on extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on the corner of Fourth Street NW and Davis Avenue NW. Leanne Hanson, who was visiting her niece that lives next to the apartment complex, said the fire started around 6...

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Cruizin' the Calder to bring hot rods, people to Downtown Grand Rapids

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Street Racers (GRSR) has teamed up with the Grand Rapids Fire Department (GRFD) and Rescue 1 to present the first Cruizin' the Calder car show and cruise on Saturday, July 27. Cars will be on display at Calder Plaza from 2 p.m. to 8...

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Safety officials see increase in fireworks-related fires

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“The city of Grand Rapids has seen 1/10 of one inch of rain in the past 22 days,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Salatka. “Since May 1 the Grand Rapids area has a four-inch deficit of rain compared to our local averages. These...

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At least one fatality reported in Fulton Heights house fire

by (lexan kolux)

Submitted 04-14-2011 under NEWS

At approximately 11pm Thursday evening a number of emergency vehicles arrived in the Fulton Heights neighborhood for a house fire at 127 Mayfield Ave NE, on the west side of the street. Victims were pulled from the house, and a large group of Grand...

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Late night altercation leaves unanswered questions

by (George)

Submitted 09-28-2010 under NEWS

A few questions remain in the aftermath of a late night altercation tonight in Heartside. The incident, which occurred sometime between 10 and 11pm, resulted in a pool of blood and an abandoned wheelchair outside of the Martineau Lofts and (106),...

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