Bellevue Fire Department


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2019 Incidents
Jan 9
Feb 8
March 9
April 13
May 7
June 18
July 13
Aug 8
Sept 12
Oct 9
Total 106

Past Incidents
2018 131
2017 129
2016 106
2015 116
2014 117

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Bellevue Fire Department

The Bellevue Fire Department consists of up to forty volunteer members and does much more than just fighting fires; we have evolved into providing our community with up-to-date rescue applications that include auto, agricultural, and river rescues.

The department's members are highly motivated and are encouraged to take the time to advance themselves in the areas of firefighting and EMS applications. Many members are Firefighter I and Firefighter II certified, as well as having specific rescue certifications. Additionally, some members hold an EMS certification at the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic level. The above certifications require members to attend countless hours of classroom instruction, as well as participate in hands-on instruction. Members are also encouraged to attend various Fire and EMS schools throughout the year that are paid for by the department, but require the member to "volunteer" his/her time to attend.

In addition to Fire and EMS certifications and classes, members are required to attend each monthly business meeting held on the 2nd Monday of the month and also attend the monthly drill night held on the 4th Monday of the month. Members are also encouraged to attend Rescue Squad Drill night, usually held the 1st Monday of the month, and also attend monthly work detail nights held on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Since our organization is 100% volunteer, and receives minimal funding through taxation, our members are once again called upon to help with the departments three (3) fundraisers held each year. These fundraisers allow the department to purchase new and modern equipment, which wouldn't otherwise be possible. Lastly, members are called upon to help with community and civic events which include the 4th of July Heritage Days Celebration, The Christmas Parade, and any other special civic event that comes to Bellevue.

All members are required to carry pagers, which alert when the Fire Department is needed. Members are expected to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if they are able.



Halloween Safety Tips from NFPA

Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, October 23

Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.
Unfortunately, these Halloween symbols and activities can also present lurking fire risks that have the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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(Left to Right) Firefighter Mike Sturm, St. Joseph's Elementary 1st place Adleigh Kettmann, 2nd place Brayden Peterson, 3rd place Autumn Ludwig, Firefighter Hunter Zeimet
(Left to Right) Firefighter Mike Sturm, St. Joseph's Elementary 1st place Adleigh Kettmann, 2nd place Brayden Peterson, 3rd place Autumn Ludwig, Firefighter Hunter Zeimet

2019 Fire Safety Poster Contest

Firefighter Michael Sturm, October 08

The Bellevue Fire Department recently held a Fire Safety Poster Contest for the Community 3rd Graders. Winners are rewarded gift certificates courtesy of 2nd Street Station in Bellevue. There were a lot of creative posters, which made the judging hard.

The theme this year was, Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.

Winners are as follows:

St. Joseph's Elementary
1st Place: ... (Full Story & Photos)

CITA Fire School

Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, September 23

Over the past weekend members of the Bellevue Fire Department attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids for training. Classroom and hands on exercises were performed. Vehicle Rescue, Basement Fires, Truck Company Operations, Agriculture Emergencies & Flashover Simulation were some of the topics that were trained on. It was great to train with other departments and a good sized group of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, January 13

Joseph “Joe” Allen Kieffer, 54 of Bellevue, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after a courageous battle with cancer.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the Offshore Event Center in Bellevue. The Bellevue Fire Department active and honorary members will be retiring Joe’s gear at 7:00pm.
A memorial service ... (Full Story & Photos)


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