Fire Department Of Bellevue-Dayton

Employment Openings

Christopher B. Adkins, Fire Chief
514 Sixth Avenue, Dayton, Kentucky 41074
Telephone: 859-261-0083     Website:


Release Date: September  28, 2018                                                      


The Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Firefighter/Paramedic.   Applications may be picked up at the Fire Station or downloaded online at   All applications are considered confidential.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older, and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Able to pass criminal and driving background checks, and health examination, including drug and alcohol screening.
  • Possess a Kentucky 400-hour Firefighter Certificate, or IFSAC I and II.
  • Possess current KY Paramedic Certificate and ACLS Provider Card at the time of hire, or within six (6) months of the date of hire.
  • Possess a current PEPP and/or PALS Certification at the time of hire.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test Certificate (CPAT).
  • Must be able to obtain Kentucky Fire Inspector Certificate within twelve (12) months of hire date.
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, technical abilities and work ethics.
  • Be physically capable of performing all other related job responsibilities, as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting Salary.    $45,000 plus $4,000 state incentive pay ($49,000).   Special salary consideration will be made for Lateral Transfer Candidates.
  • Health and Dental Insurance.   FDBD pays 90% of employee health insurance costs.   FDBD pays 100% of single employee dental insurance and 90% of family dental insurance.
  • Health Reimbursement Account.   FDBD provides each employee with an HRA account for out-of-pocket medical and prescription costs.
  • Life Insurance.    Fully paid life and accident/disability/dismemberment insurance.
  • Vacation Time.    New employees receive 60 hours of vacation time the first year of employment.
  • Sick, Personal Time and Trade Days.   New employees may use 48 hours of Personal Time.  Employees may trade days with another employee of the same grade level or above.
  • Kentucky CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement.

Method of Submission of Applications:   Applications must be submitted either in person at the fire station at 514 Sixth Avenue, Dayton, Kentucky, or submitted by  U.S. Mail.   NOTE:  Applications sent by fax or email will not be considered.

Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer