Tag Archive | Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program

GRFD Residential Safety Program at Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Saturday July 8

free-smoke-alarmsSoutheast Area Farmers’ Market
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays
MLK Jr. Park
900 Fuller Ave. SE
We warmly welcome SNAP, Bridge Cards, WIC  and Doube Up Food Bucks!


The Residential Safety Program, or RSP, is a voluntary solution to help homeowners prevent fires. The RSP is designed to reduce the number and severity of fires in Grand Rapids. The GRFD and our partners are offering the following:

  • Free in home fire safety assessments
  • Free smoke alarm upgrades and installations
  • One-on-one fire safety consultations specific to the residence
  • A connection with our partners to assist with fire safety issues

PSA Video                                                      Spanish PSA Video

The RSP is starting with focus to help five neighborhoods in Grand Rapids that have historically had the highest number of fires. To qualify for the program, homeowners must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside within the City of Grand Rapids
  • Be a home owner, residing within the dwelling.
  • Rentals do not qualify at this time.

Homeowners can ensure their safety by scheduling an appointment. Contact us at 311
Also view our Media Reports and Video page for more information on this Program and other Fire Safety Information!​


Friday’s market hosts GRFD safety program & GR Creative Youth Center



The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market seeks to share community resources as well as nutritious foods. Last week, Planned Parenthood shared important information about its important programs and services.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market will host two important community partners Friday. The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) provides Grand Rapids kids with free after-school creative writing programs. They will share information about their programs and host two hands-on activities. Kids will be able to make their own little books and participate in a black-out poetry activity.


The Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program will share information on how homeowners can access free in home fire safety assessments, free smoke alarm upgrades and installations and one-on-one fire safety consultations specific to the residence.

Now that the harvest season is full swing, market vendors have even more delicious fresh, local produce for sale. In addition, patrons will find Watkins products and cottage foods like popcorn and cookies.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market warmly welcomes patrons using Bridge cards (SNAP), WIC Project Fresh, Cash Value Benefits, Summer EBT, Double Up Food Bucks and debit cards. When using the Double Up Food Bucks program, patrons purchasing Michigan produce at select farmers’ markets with Bridge cards receive $1 for each $1 dollar spent, up to $20 each market visit. The market takes place Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506. This is the last Friday market of the season. The Saturday market runs through mid-November.