The Emergency Services Division of the Dayton Fire Department is currently under the supervision of Assistant Chief Jeffrey L. Payne. Assistant Chief Payne was promoted to his current post in late 2008.
314 career firefighters and paramedics provide fire suppression and emergency medical services to the citizens of the City of Dayton from 12 fire stations strategically placed throughout the city, and are staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
A diverse workforce prides itself in providing a wide variety of services using state of the art fire fighting equipment. Our crews are trained in fire suppression, salvage and overhaul, vehicle extrication, high angle rescue, fast water rescue, fire safety inspection, and hazardous material mitigation. Many members are trained in technical rescue as well. We also provide emergency medical care and transportation to a broad array of incidents. We have 7 medic units staffed with a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT-B at all times. In addition we utilize first responder fire apparatus on the most critical of calls for service.
To view a report of all the incidents the Fire Department responded to in the past three days, grouped by neighborhood, please click here.