Our Fire Department:
The fire department consists of three Lieutenants who are responsible for driving, operating, maintaining the Borough’s fire apparatus, fighting fires, and performing vehicle and rope rescues.
The firefighters work in shifts consisting of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty. On February 1, 2000, the fire department became part of the International Association of Fire Fighters as Local 4014. Since joining the union, the department has helped collect donations for the MDA through the fill the boot campaign. The department has also worked with the North Hills Community Outreach to collect toys for underprivileged children, so many wonderful kids would have presents to open on Christmas morning.
The fire department works side-by-side with the Columbia Hose Hook and Ladder Company No.1, a volunteer fire company comprised of over 20 volunteers. Together, the fire department and the volunteer fire company provide the fire suppression and rescue functions for Bellevue as Station 108, assigned by the County of Allegheny.
The fire department responds to over 350 fire calls each year. In addition to serving Bellevue, it provides mutual aid into several other communities including: Avalon, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, and several Ross Township fire districts. In December of 2008, the firefighters were appointed as Fire Marshals. The Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for conducting fire inspections, fire investigations, fire prevention programs, and the mitigation of fire hazards for the Borough.