The Emergency Services Division of the Dayton Fire Department is under the supervision of Deputy Chief Paul Sheehan. Fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services are provided to the citizens of Dayton 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. These services are delivered by 306 firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians operating from 12 strategically located fire stations. Four aerial ladder trucks and eight engine companies make up the core of our fire suppression and rescue forces.
Specialized apparatus are cross staffed to provide a variety of technical rescue services, such as, vehicle extrication, high angle rope rescue, fast water rescue, building collapse, trench rescue, and hazardous materials incident mitigation. Emergency medical care and transportation is provided by seven medic units staffed with a minimum of one paramedic and one emergency medical technician at all times.