Park Township Fire Department 2019 Annual Report
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The Park Township Fire Department is a Volunteer, Part-Paid department of approximately 36 Firefighters. We are dispatched through Ottawa County Central Dispatch whenever a Park Township resident dials 911 with a Fire Department related issue. The Township has an ISO rating of fire insurance class 5/9.
Station #1, also called the Virginia Park Fire Station, is located at 644 S. 160th Avenue in south Park Township. This Station was built in 2003 as a joint venture with the City of Holland. The facility houses two departments, Park Township Station #1 and Holland City Station #3. Park Township Station #1 has two fire engines and is equipped to provide fire protection, carbon monoxide monitoring, and First Responder medical services to south Park Township residents. The majority of south Park Township dwellings and buildings are within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant.
Station #2 was built in 1996 at 12 S. 160th Avenue in north Park Township. This Station provides fire protection, carbon monoxide monitoring and secondary First Responder medical services if Holland/ Park Township E-units are not available. Station #2 houses an engine, a pumper/tanker, a utility truck, a brush truck, and a 16′ flat-bottomed boat for water rescue. The pumper/tanker was delivered in September 2002 and has a 2,500 gallon water tank. Its primary function is supplying water to non-hydranted areas within the township. Approximately one-half of the dwellings and buildings north of Lake Macatawa are within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant. Mutual aid relationships with Holland City, Holland Township, and Port Sheldon Township will provide additional water if needed.
Another important service the Fire Department offers is that of educating the public about fire safety. Firefighters regularly visit elementary schools within our jurisdiction to educate students in Fire Safety. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, preschools, home school groups, churches, and other organizations visit our stations for tours. We will bring an engine to a subdivision picnic or other gatherings to educate our residents and show them what our department does in an emergency. Please call Station #2 (616-399-7388) for information.
We are proud of our department and the dedicated people who serve. Applications for Volunteer, Part-paid Firefighter positions are always accepted and can be picked up at the Township office or by calling Station #2.
The Ottawa County Sheriff Department serves Park Township. The Township contracts with the Sheriff’s Department to provide police protection to our residents.