Grand Rapids Fire Department

Community updates: Friday, April 23

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding Progress on city park improvements throughout Grand Rapids marches on, with 26 parks currently under construction or slated to be in the near future, the city...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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Grand Rapids' Homeless Outreach Team to expand, launch public data dashboard

by (Brett)

Submitted 02-11-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

The City of Grand Rapids’ Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is amplifying its efforts to help area individuals experiencing homelessness, through an expanded team and eventual launch of a public data dashboard. Starting in March, an additional...

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Community updates: Thursday, Feb. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-04-2021 under NEWS

Local museums, library celebrating Black History Month with online events Helping Grand Rapidians celebrate this year’s Black History Month, two local museums and the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) are hosting related events throughout the...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report Grand Rapids' year-old Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) gave an update to city commissioners on Tuesday, which...

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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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