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.
Smoke on the Water Competition Drills Results
Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, August 31
Here are the results of the recent FF competition drills that were held the day of Smoke on the Water.
1st Place- Tim Kieffer, Bret Margeson, Nick Schroeder
2nd Place- Curtis Koch, Landon Ruchotzke, Chris Smith
3rd Place- Colby Medinger, Cade Smith, Dan Sturm
1st Place- Preston
2nd Place- Maquoketa
3rd Place- Bellevue
4th Place- LaMotte
1st Place- ... (Full Story & Photos)
150th Anniversary Raffle
Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, May 25
The Bellevue Fire Department is hosting a 150th Anniversary Raffle. The Grand Prize is a travel voucher for a week trip with airfare included to places like: Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Nassau or Hawaii. Option of $3500 Cash. First Prize is a travel voucher for a week trip with airfare included to places like: Las Vegas, Tampa/ St. Petersburg Beach, Ft. Meyers, Nashville, San ... (Full Story & Photos)
BFD Receives DRA Grant
Firefighter Michael Sturm, April 25
The Bellevue Fire Department (BFD) was the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA). With the help from the DRA, the fire department was able to replace outdated Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Cylinders. These SCBA Cylinders carry oxygen and allow firefighters to enter hazardous areas to protect life and property. The Bellevue Fire Department appreciates ... (Full Story & Photos)
Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, April 22
This is the article published in The Bellevue Herald Leader April 22, 2021 by David Namanny.
The Bellevue Fire Department is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year, as the longtime organization was established 150 year ago in 1871.
The first public mention of forming a fire department in Bellevue took place on Nov. 3, 1871 at town council meeting. Leaders approved forming a fire department. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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