Fire Department FAQ

Who do I call to rent a community room at the fire station?
If you would like to rent one of the community rooms, please call the receptionist at City Hall at 616-453-6311.

Where can I purchase a green reflective address sign
for my mailbox post? 
These signs can be purchased from the Walker Firefighters' Association by calling the Walker Fire Department office at 791-6840.  The signs measure 6 inches wide by 18 inches long with 3 inch reflective numbers on both sides for high visibility in the dark.  The signs are $10.00 each.


Where and when can I get my child's car seat installed/inspected?
  
The Helen DeVos Children's Hospital/Safe Kids offers this service for our community.  They will be assisting with car seat installations at our Fire Station at 4101 Lake Michigan Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, Thursday, August 15 and Thursday, October 10.   Appointments are necessary for all three dates and can be made by calling 391-7233.  If you are unable to attend one of these installations, please call 391-7233 for assistance. 

What are the rules for burning leaves and brush in the City of Walker?
The burning of leaves is prohibited in the City of Walker.  Only small twigs and brush can be burned.   A burning permit is required.  Click here for the rules and regulations.


Is there a charge for the Fire Department to put out a fire at my house?
 
No--your tax dollars provide you with 24 hour fire protection.


If I build a new home, can I burn the scrap wood and other building materials?
 
No--commercial burning is prohibited.  You must get a dumpster or haul your trash away.


Can I burn my household trash?
 

No--the burning of household trash is prohibited.


Does the Walker Fire Department fill swimming pools?
 

The Walker Fire Department does not fill swimming pools.  Please contact the Grand Rapids Water Department at 616-456-4390 for information on hydrant permits.

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