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Fire Department: Welcome 

The Dayton Fire Department is dedicated to the safety of everyone who lives, works, visits and plays in the city of Dayton. With 12 stations and 368 personnel, the department provides the Dayton community with professional firefighting, citizen rescue services, pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation to emergency rooms.  

Three department bureaus help achieve this mission:

Emergency Services – Over 300 department personnel across 12 stations provide the Dayton community with professional firefighting, citizen rescue services, pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation to emergency rooms, and fire prevention and investigations.

Crews use state-of-the-art equipment and 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.

Using a First Responder system, the Fire Department will often dispatch a fire engine or ladder with a Medic. Based on what a caller tells the dispatcher about the condition of the person requiring medical attention, they may require immediate medical care. An engine or ladder is dispatched in addition to a medic unit because they may be closer than the responding medic and can begin providing medical intervention upon arrival. In addition, many serious medical calls will require more people to provide the level of care necessary to stabilize the patient’s condition and provide transportation to an emergency room.

Strategic Programs & Safety – This bureau of the Fire Department includes recruiting and training new personnel, domestic preparedness, emergency planning and management for the City, community services, investigation, code enforcement and plan review and building construction.

Support Services & Resource Management - The City self-manages its fire facilities and emergency and non-emergency fleet. It also maintains and repairs small motors, tools and other emergency equipment and provides vehicle repair services to 28 other jurisdictions in a garage facility located in north Dayton.

Chief Jeffrey L. Payne


Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency: 937-333-3473 (333-FIRE)

Fire Headquarters: 300 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45402



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