Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton



Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 – The Northern Kentucky Water District has advised that all citizens living in the Northern Kentucky area need to be very conservative with the water usage in their homes due to the necessary shutoff of water valves in the area today.   The values have been closed due to excessive algae found in the area.   Conservation of water by all citizens will ensure that we all have enough water until the algae problem has been addressed by the Water District.  At this time, there is no date as to when the valves will be reopened.


FDBD Welcomes New Firefighter/Paramedic!

Chief Auteri and JP


The Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton is pleased to announce that James “JP” Navin has joined our department as Firefighter/Paramedic on August 12, 2015.  JP previously worked as a flight paramedic with Air Methods, and will now have his feet on terra firma, serving the citizens of Bellevue and Dayton.  Please join us in welcoming JP to our great cities!



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 box installations, 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.   Fire Board meetings are open to the public and residents are always encouraged to attend.

Burn Permits

Burn Permits for open burning in the cities of Bellevue and Dayton are prohibited during the months of May through September.    Please visit our Open Burn Permit Information page, or call the Fire Department at 261-0083, for more information.


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