About Kentwood Fire Department

The Kentwood Fire Department is a team of efficient, professional and dedicated personnel who serve the community by protecting life, property and the environment through:
  • Public education
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Fire suppression
  • Fire investigations
  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency management and disaster response
  • Hazardous materials mitigation and response
  • Technical rescue response
All Kentwood firefighters are certified by the state of Michigan and licensed as emergency medical technicians. Firefighters are at least EMT licensed, though many are paramedics. The trained firefighters have a variety of medical and emergency training to best support the emergency needs in Kentwood.

We are a career department of full-time firefighters. Openings are posted at

Fire Station Locations 

All Kentwood Fire Stations are fully staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Fire Station 1
4775 Walma Ave. SE

Fire Station 2 
4151 Embassy Dr.  SE

Fire Station 3 
5340 Eastern Ave. SE


For all emergencies, please call 9-1-1. 


Learn more about the Kentwood Fire Department

Heroes Next Door visited us in June 2022 to tour Fire Station 1 and learn more about the Kentwood Fire Department. Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the station and how our department operates.

Kentwood Fire Department Emergency Response Training

Every three years, the Kentwood Fire Department joins other emergency response teams from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and surrounding municipalities to prepare for potential emergencies at the airport with full-scale exercises, including a simulated plane crash. Watch the video below to hear from Fire Chief Looman about the drills and the importance of West Michigan community agencies practicing emergency response together.

Survivor Story: Matt Cass

A normal routine changed direction when Matt Cass collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest during his morning walk. After 80 minutes of continuous CPR and critical care by the Kentwood Fire Department and Life EMS Ambulance, Matt regained his pulse and started breathing.

We were honored to work with the team at Stryker Emergency Care on the video below to share Matt's amazing survivor story and the role that multi-agency collaboration and specialized equipment played in saving his life. Featured in the video is Capt. Steve Sandholm and Lt. Eric DeGroot from our Fire Department. They were some of the first responders on the scene.