Bellevue Fire Department

Listen Live

2022 Incidents
Fire Rescue
Jan 0 8
Feb 2 6
March 4 8
April 1
Total 6 23

Past Incidents
2021 147
2020 115
2019 129
2018 131
2017 129
2016 106
2015 116
2014 117

Web Counters
Website Visitors
June 17, 2014
Visitors Today
May 28, 2022

911 Always Remeber

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.



Heating Safety from NFPA

Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, January 18

Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire death. Test many of these fire prevention tips do you already know and apply in winter?
Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association... (Full Story & Photos)

No Caption
No Caption BFD Remembers Past Chief Gary Griebel

Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, January 11

It is with heavy heart that we remember Honorary Firefighter & Past Fire Chief Gary Griebel, Gary served the Bellevue Fire Department for 38 years and 14 of those as Fire Chief. Rest in peace brother we will take it from here! God Speed... (Full Story & Photos)

DRA Grant Recipient

Firefighter Michael Sturm, December 04

The Bellevue Fire Department (BFD) was the recipient of a grant donation from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA). With the help from the DRA, the fire department was able to replace outdated Cold-Water Rescue Suits. These Cold-Water Rescue Suits allow firefighters to conduct rescue operations on the Mississippi River and other inland waterways during every season of the year. The Bellevue Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Greg Schulte
Firefighter Greg Schulte

No Caption BFD Sesquicentennial

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)


Your feedback is important to us!  Feel free to sign the guestbook.



Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
Bellevue Fire Department
106 N 3rd St.
Bellevue, IA 52031
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 563-872-4949
Station Fax: 563-872-4141
Copyright © 2022 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)