Emergency Kit: The Scavenger Hunt Is On Starting Sept. 15!
Who’s ready for some adventure? Next week the focus for National Preparedness Month will be “How to Build an Emergency Kit.” America’s PrepareAthon! and Ready.gov would like you to participate in a scavenger hunt to find items that should be in your home or business emergency kit.
The scavenger hunt will be conducted September 15-19 via Twitter using #BuildaKit. The handles @PrepareAthon and @Readygov will provide clues four times a day at 10:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
As clues are given, answer with a picture of the emergency kit item. Be sure to study the basic disaster supply kit list at http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit. Answers will be revealed an hour after a clue is provided by two very familiar “flat” friends.
- Date: September 15 – 19, 2014
- Time: 10 AM – 4 PM (Eastern Time)
- Participate: On Twitter by following #BuildaKit as @PrepareAthon and @Readygov to get clues .
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.