Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton


Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton


The next Fire Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bellevue Callahan Center.   This is the last meeting for our current Fire Board President, Virgil Boruske, who will be moving on as the newly elected Mayor of Dayton.    The new President of the Fire Board will be Bellevue City Councilman Steve Guidugli.    Board Meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend!


The swearing in of incoming Mayor Virgil Boruske will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department, 514 Sixth Avenue.      After the ceremony there will be light snacks and drinks available for those who would like to stay and chat with Mayor Boruske.

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.


Notice Regarding Open Burning

Open Burn Permits are now available at the Fire Station.   Please be sure to stop by and get a free Open Burn Permit BEFORE you begin to burn yard waste.   For more information about open burning within the cities of Bellevue and Dayton, please visit our Open Burn Permit Information page, or call the Fire Department at 261-0083.



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