Fire Department

Contact:

Park Township Fire Department
Address: 12 S. 160th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-399-7388
Email: Scott Gamby , Fire Chief
Email:  Karen Pfeiffer, Office Manager

Park Township Fire Department 2020 Annual Report

YouTube Video – Red Flag at Holland State Park:  Video

 

Park Township Fire Department is Accepting Applications

The Park Township Fire Department is a part-paid fire department that provides fire / rescue and medical services for over 18,000 Park Township residents.  Our 20 square mile township is situated on either side of Lake Macatawa (close to Lake Michigan).  We have two stations, one on the north side of Lake Mac and the other on the south side. We are looking for a few new fire fighters to join us.  Below are some of the job requirements. All costs for fire fighter certification are paid for by the Park Township Fire Department.

  • Firefighter 1&2 certification
  • Medical first responder (MFR) or greater certification
  • Fire equipment certification
  • Three meetings per month
  • Hazmat certified

If you are interested in joining a great group of people and servicing the residents of Park Township, please fill out an application and submit a resume on the following link: https://parktownship.org/departments/fire-department/employment-application/

If you have any questions please contact our main office (616) 399-7388.

 

 

fire-photos-2008-056The 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.

fire-truck-11-6-08-107Another 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.

Park Township Burning Ordinance

Burn Permit Request Form   

Police Protection

The Ottawa County Sheriff Department serves Park Township.  The Township contracts with the Sheriff’s Department to provide police protection to our residents.

Go to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department