Trick or Treat?
|Is your family ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers guidelines to ensure your family has a howling good time.
While choosing a costume for your child can be fun, it’s important to choose wisely. Look for “flame resistant” costumes that are brightly colored or trimmed with reflective tape to make them more visible to motorists. Trick-or-treat bags should also be brightly colored or decorated with reflective tape.
The CPSC also encourages parents and caregivers to:
· Use flameless candles for jack-o’-lanterns and other decorations.
· Only use decorative light strands (indoors or outdoors). Be sure a recognized testing laboratory has tested your decorative lights. You can find this information on the packaging.
According to the U.S Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 10,300 fires were reported to fire departments over a three-day period around Halloween between 2011 and 2013. Stay safe, and read more about Halloween safety by clicking here.
Welcome to the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton!
The Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton (FDBD) 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 the CSX railroad system that runs 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.
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.
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 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.