Greenville names Douglas J. Belletete new Fire Chief

Published 8:38 am Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Douglas J. Belletete was appointed as Greenville’s newest fire chief on Monday, Feb. 26, at the city council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve Belletete’s hire. Belletete was sworn in to office by Butler County Probate Judge Ann Steiner Gregory.

“Greenville fire has a great group here and I look forward to working with them to make the department even better,” Belletete said. “I see a lot of possibilities and I think we have a crew and a staff here that can make it happen.”

A native of Decatur, Belletete has spent the last few years serving as Deputy Fire Chief in a small town in Maine and said he is happy to be back home after his years away. According to the city’s webpage,

Email newsletter signup, the Greenville Fire Department consists of 20 full-time personnel, one Fire Chief, and one Training Captain. There are eighteen shift personnel that work 24 hours on shift and 48 hours off. The department also has ten paid on-call firefighters and serves the city limits of Greenville which is approximately 23 square miles. Along with providing fire protection, advanced life support emergency medical transport services are also provided to the citizens of Greenville.

Annually the department responds to approximately 1,200 emergency medical calls and approximately 400 fire-related calls.