Bellevue Fire Department

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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.



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Lieutenant/ Training Officer Christopher Smith, November 27

Thanks to everyone who supported us during our annual Chili Supper Fundraiser! 620 people were served Chili, Hot Dogs, Bread, Pie, Ice Cream and Beverages. Prize winners are as follows: $50 Bill from Bellevue State Bank- Luke Giesemann/ $50 bill from Fidelity Bank- Jonathan Medinger/ Santa- Mary Ann Smith/ Simply Parker's- Lou Roth/ Till's Garage- Brynna Gregorich/ Kueter True Value- Roger Keil/ ... (Full Story & Photos)

2021 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

Firefighter Michael Sturm, October 01

3rd grade students from Marquette Catholic and Bellevue Public participated in a fire prevention poster contest held by the Bellevue Fire Department. The student's posters followed the 2021 fire prevention week theme, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety". 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from both schools received a gift certificate to 2nd Street Station and a Bellevue Fire Department 150th Anniversary ... (Full Story & Photos)

Left to Right: Bellevue Public Winners: 1st place - Colten Michels, 2nd place - Camiel Manders, 3rd place - Cambree Jess, Lieutenant Chris Smith.
Left to Right: Bellevue Public Winners: 1st place - Colten Michels, 2nd place - Camiel Manders, 3rd place - Cambree Jess, Lieutenant Chris Smith.

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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)

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)

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