On Sunday October 9, 2016 the members of the Holland Fire Department dedicated their new Engine #2, in memory of long time member and Past Chief Max Barron.  Max joined the Holland Fire Department in 1950, and during his many decades of service, he not only gave his time, talents, but knowledge and experience too.  In the earlier days it wasn’t uncommon to see Max’s legs sticking out from under one of the trucks with its hood open doing necessary repairs to keep the fleet up and running.  

Max was widely known and respected for being the Chief of the Holland Fire Department.  He had a low key personality and was always calm under pressure, regardless of the situation.  He never seemed to get rattled or excited.    Max wasn’t big on pomp and circumstance and because of this, the Department decided to keep the dedication simple with Max’s family and department members present.   


The truck committee spent many months designing an engine that would meet the increasing needs of the department in a rural community.   The Board of Commissioners of the Holland Fire District, purchased Holland Engine #2 from Churchville Fire Equipment Corp.  It was manufactured by Pierce and has a 1500 gallon per minute pump and carries 1,800 gallons of water.