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Old 11-24-2012, 05:09 PM
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Hi again everyone...Hope all had a great thanksgiving!

I posted several weeks ago with some questions about the lifestyle in GR and west to the lakeshore...just realised that I need to ask about police/fire protection and response time in an emergency -- is that something we could rely on if needed? Also we'd need to find good doctor and hospital care. Any recommedations?

Your input is much appreciated! Thank you...

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:31 AM
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I've only ever used the police three times since moving to GR, so I have kind of a mixed reaction about there response time. My wife's girlfriend had her car broken into by our house on a Saturday and it took them four hours+ to respond, now this moringing my wife's car got broken into and the cop was there within minutes, and another time some guy creamed a Cobra as he forgot to apply the brakes and turn the steering wheel in a timely fashion while trying to execute a right hand turn, and the cops got there pretty quick too
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:41 AM
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I hear when you dial 911 it goes to voicemail.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:56 AM
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In the City of Holland, the response rate for police or fire is within 2 minutes usually. the rest of Ottawa County varies based on how rural the area is and where the particular sheriff units are at the time. Sometimes you get lucky.
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