AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY RESIDENTS
In the next several months, our communities will be experiencing graduation parties, high school proms, end-of year school dances, family picnics, and Memorial Day/Fourth of July gatherings. These occasions are often marked by celebrations. The FDBD would like to remind citizens of the dangers of drinking and driving, and using illegal drugs while driving. We ask that you invest time in your youth and educate them on the consequences of underage drinking, driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, and inform them who to call when the driver of the car they are in is in no shape to drive them home. As an adult, please remind yourselves of the consequences if you do the same. We love the residents in the communities we serve, and ask each of you to be safe-smart while driving and in all you do during your summer activities.
Welcome to the Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton!
The Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton (FDBD) is a Kentucky Limited Liability Corporation that provides both fire and emergency medical services (EMS) to approximately 13,000 citizens who reside in the cities of Bellevue and Dayton, Kentucky.
Our response area includes a CSX railroad system that runs through both cities, sections of the Ohio River, Interstate I-471, and the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge leading to and from Cincinnati, Ohio. The department is a contracted member of Northern Kentucky Mutual Aid, wherein we also provide fire and EMS services to neighboring cities when needed.
The fire department employs 16 full-time emergency personnel, one part-time Public Education Officer and one full-time administrative assistant. The station is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with five full-time career personnel on each of its 24-hour rotating shifts. All emergency personnel are certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and are required to have 100 firefighter training hours annually.
The FDBD’s Fire Inspection Division performs more than 240 commercial and residential fire inspections and issues approximately 75 burn permits each year. In addition, the fire department provides Juvenile Firesetter classes, Public Safety Education, CPR and First Aid classes, mentoring opportunities for paramedic students, Knox boxes, and installs smoke alarms and replaces alarm batteries in residential homes.
A six-person Fire Board administers the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday in February, April, June, August, October and December at the Bellevue Callahan Center. Fire Board meetings are open to the public and residents are always encouraged to attend.