Fire Operations

Parade line of Fire Trucks with lights on

History

On October 11, 1848 a group of Holland citizens met to discuss fire dangers such as wooden buildings, underbrush and spring fires, thus establishing the first  fire department in the City of Holland.

PersonnelIce Rescue Crew Standing in front of a Department truck

  •  In 2010 the City’s Police and Fire department’s consolidated to form a single Public Safety Unit, which is overseen by one Public Safety Chief. Operating under the Chief and assigned solely to the Fire division is a full-time Captain.
  • The Holland Fire Department is a combination fire department, meaning we employ a mixture of  career and volunteer (part-paid) Fire Fighters.
  •  In addition to the Captain, HFD employs 18 full-time fire fighters, 30 part paids, a full-time Fire Marshall, a full-time Training Officer, and a Department Assistant.
  • Our Full time Fire fighters work 48hr shifts, every week. Our part paid Fire Fighters are on call 24hrs a day, 7 days a week