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 over 300 personnel, the department provides the Dayton community with professional firefighting, citizen rescue services, pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation to emergency rooms.


It is an incredible honor to serve the citizens of Dayton, and the men and women of the Dayton Fire Department as its Director and Chief. I would like to welcome you to the Dayton Fire Department website and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with information regarding our services, personnel, and resources. The Dayton Fire Department (DFD) is an all-hazards professional fire and emergency medical services organization consisting of 326 members. Operating out of 12 fire stations located throughout the city’s 57 square miles, the department responds to more than 39,000 emergency alarms each year and provides an effective safety net of fire suppression, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and technical rescue services that saves lives and protects property.

We are also incredibly proud of our outstanding non-emergency services which include public education, fire and life safety inspections, fire investigations, community risk reduction, Community Paramedicine, and GROW (Get Recovery Options Working) programs. As you learn more about our department, we welcome your comments to help us serve you better, as providing the highest level of professional services to our community and the public is the reason for our existence.

I am honored to serve as your fire chief and thank you for becoming more familiar with your fire department.

Jeff Lykins
Director and Chief
Dayton Fire Department

DFD Mission Statement

The Dayton Fire Department’s mission is to save lives and property by providing exceptional fire suppression, emergency rescue and medical response, fire prevention, and public education to those who live, work, and play in the City of Dayton, Ohio.

DFD Vision Statement

We will utilize the talents of our diverse and dedicated workforce to improve the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the City of Dayton. The DFD strives to be recognized as a regional leader acclaimed for our forward thinking, adaptability, and customer service-centered delivery model. 

DFD Core Values

  • Pride - We value the trust place in us, and we accept that sacred responsibility with confidence and poise.
  • Courage - We are steady in the face of risk and uncertainty, bringing decisive action and resolve.
  • Commitment - Our persistence is unmatched by any situation or scenario; our dedication to the mission shall never waiver.
  • Discipline - We act within a defined order, structured for efficiency and success.
  • Service - Above all else, we are here for the safety and betterment of others in our community.


Three department divisions help achieve our mission. Click on each division for more information.

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