10/1/19 NOTIFICATION RE: BURN PERMITS: Due to Campbell County experiencing a period of drought-like conditions resulting in dry vegetation, the County has issued an Executive Order prohibiting all outdoor burning until the Order is rescinded. Therefore, no burn permits will be issued by the Fire Department until further notice from the County.
Exceptions to the burn ban are (1) Fires lit in a grill for food preparation, and (2) Bonfires or ceremonial campfires of no more than 5′ x 5′ in size conducted by an organized group, provided the fire department has prior notification.
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 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 Public Safety Education, CPR and First Aid classes, mentoring opportunities for paramedic students, and Knox box installations.
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 Fire House. 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.