Message from the Chief

I want to thank you for your interest in the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue and for visiting our web site.  It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the Fire Chief of this great department.  I am grateful for all of the support given me by the members of this department, the City's Administration, and the public.

Since becoming Chief in 2008, we have been working hard to keep the citizens, visitors, and businesses of our community safe.  This is accomplished by having our career and volunteer components equally trained in their knowledge, skills, and abilities.  We hold ourselves to a standard of taking pride in all we do and conducting ourselves with a high degree of professionalism.

In closing, the men and women of the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue are proud to provide excellent public safety services to Dayton.  If you'd like to comment on or inquire about any of the services we provide please feel free to contact me at (423) 775-8402 or by e-mail (

Thank you,

Chief Charles L. Suttles