Fire Department Of Bellevue-Dayton


Date:     March 16, 2020

RE:        Fire House Closed to the Public Until Further Notice Due to COVID19

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID19 pandemic, Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton is closed to the public and all non-essential personnel until further notice.

The fire department has suspended all annual business and apartment inspections. The only exception is for immediate life safety violations that may need to be immediately addressed.  There also will be no CPR classes, station tours or EMS student ride-a-longs scheduled until further notice.

In the event that you need to contact the fire department for non-emergency related items, you may call our non-emergency office number at (859) 261-0083.

PLEASE NOTE:  The above will NOT CHANGE OR DELAY our responses to the daily emergencies we encounter. Always contact 911 for all emergencies.

Please remember to continue to be vigilant and maintain best practices as described by the CDC and  FDBD is committed to keeping our cities safe, healthy and well-protected.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause.  We thank you for your patience during this time.


Chief Chris Adkins

Welcome to Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton!

Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton (FDBD) provides Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Inspections, and Public Education Programs to 13,000 residents residing in the two Campbell County river cities of Bellevue and Dayton, Kentucky.   Our response area includes a CSX railroad system stretching through both cities, sections of the Ohio River and 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.

FDBD employs 16 full-time emergency personnel.   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 Firefighters/Paramedics or Firefighters/EMTs by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.    The station averages 2,384 emergency runs each year.   In addition, emergency personnel provide the communities with Public Safety Education, CPR and First Aid classes, and mentoring opportunities for paramedic students.

FDBD’s certified Fire Inspectors perform more than 240 commercial and residential fire inspections and issues approximately 75 burn permits each year.   Effective March 1, 2018, the national Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification for the Fire Department is Class 2.

A six-person Fire Board administers 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.

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.