As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Alpine Township Fire Department, participated with other West Michigan Firefighters in the 9th Annual Silent Night Memorial Service and Parade of Apparatus. This year’s event took place on Thursday, October 8, 2009 beginning with the Memorial Service at 7:00pm followed by a silent parade of fire department vehicles. It was held at held at the City of Walker Public Safety Memorial Site located at Wilson and Remembrance Road. The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize and remember any area firefighter, active or retired, that has passed away or “answered the Last Alarm” in the past 12 months, no matter whether it was a line of duty death or not. A bell is rung once for each name.
With Hunter Safety classes being conducted in the Township Hall Thursday, members of the Parks and Recreation Department were forced to meet in the Office Reception area, where there was standing room only.
Kent County Sheriff's Deputy and Community Policing Officer Nate Ertle passing out certificates to some of the participants of the Hunters Safety Course hosted by Alpine Township. Over 50 students attended the three day class, which will be offered again the first week in November