Dayton Fire District

The Dayton Fire District (DFD) provides fire protection and emergency services to more than 6500 people within an 80 square mile service area.

The full range of services include Fire Suppression, Fire Protection, and Emergency Services.

There are 40 active members with dedicated volunteers making up the mainstay of the force. All volunteers are carefully and regularly trained in the latest techniques to keep our community safe. Last year we responded to approximately 758 emergency calls.

Fire Chief Bret Putman is a 40-year veteran of the force. Assistant Fire Chief John Tish is a 25-year veteran with fire and rescue experience.

The main Fire Station is located on Ferry Street in the center of town. There are two sub-stations, servicing Grand Island and Hopewell.

The Dayton Fire fleet consists of more than a dozen vehicles including four Type 1 Engines, two 1600-gallon Water Tenders, one 3,000-gallon Water Tender, one Emergency Medical Rescue Vehicle, three Brush Trucks, one air rig, and two Command Vehicles.

Dayton Fire District uses the Public Fire Safety system to improve communications and public safety by coordinating burn permits and regulations in partnership with Dayton Fire District community members.


For Residents within the Dayton Fire District jurisdiction: Sign in to learn about your local Outdoor Burning Regulations, communicate with your local fire agency officials, read condition reports, create and update your own outdoor burn status.

This service is free, brought to you at no cost for this public safety partnership with Dayton Fire District.

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About PFS

At (or PFS), our mission is to improve communication in public safety. By coordinating the needs of our public safety agencies and the residents they serve,  PFS is working with these professionals and residents to re-imagine permitting, regulations and communication for modern communities.