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