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.
- 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