Fire Dept. Resources
Butler Township Fire District
Fire has no season…never takes a vacation. But whenever the call comes, whether dinner hour, rush hour or those dark hours before dawn, seconds count. That’s when these brave men and women put aside their day to day lives and transform into firefighters.
Butler Township is currently provided fire and rescue service through its three volunteer fire departments. The telephone numbers listed are for non-emergency calls. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Fire Marshal, Chris Switala
Free Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Butler Township has received a Hodge Fund Grant which was used to purchase smoke detectors and combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These detector are free to Butler Township residences where children reside or frequently visit. There are still smoke detectors available, but the combination detectors have all been given away. Residents can receive two smoke detectors per household, which are available at the Butler Township Municipal Building at the main reception area. Proof of residency is required.
Poster Contest Winners
The awards for the 2018 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest were presented at the October 15th meeting of the Butler Township Board of Commissioners. This year’s theme was “Look. Listen. Learn. – Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Students from McQuistion, Northwest and Connoquenessing Elementary Schools where asked to submit a poster that showed what they learned about fire prevention and fire safety. The Township received 119 posters from the students. McQuistion Elementary School received the traveling trophy for the most participation with 86 entries. The classroom participation awards at each school went to the following classrooms: McQuistion – Room 14 (2nd Grade); Northwest – Room 7 (2nd Grade); Connoquenessing – Room 1 (Kindergarten)
The individual awards were presented to the following students:
|First Grade||Faith Melnick||Connoquenessing|
|Second Grade||Greyson Steadman||Northwest|
|Third Grade||Casey Ewart||Connoquenessing|
|Fourth Grade||Aaliyah Grossbauer||McQuistion|
|First Grade||Blake Giocondo||Northwest|
|Eric Jarnagin, Jr.||McQuistion|
|Second Grade||Vyolet Carlson||Northwest|
|Third Grade||Taylor Lutz||McQuistion|
|Fourth Grade||Peyton Ponteous||Connoquenessing|
The Township would like to thank Menchie’s for partnering with us for the contest and for providing frozen yogurt for the winners and their families prior to the ceremony.
The Butler Township Fireman’s Association holds an annual sportsman’s raffle in the month of September. For more information on the raffle visit www.btfaraffle.com.
Fire Department Facts
- 2.747 mills of real estate tax is designated for fire protection
- There are approximately 170 men and women volunteers that provide emergency service responses to the residents of Butler Township.
- In 2017 Butler Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 884 incidents, including but not limited to 282 automatic fire alarms, 336 fires, 32 emergency medical service and 234vehicle accidents.
- 150 smoke detectors and 50 carbon monoxide detectors were handed out to township residents in need of them.
Being a member of a volunteer Fire Department is a way to volunteer your time and talents for your community and to make new friends. Any person desiring to become a member of the Volunteer Fire Departments in Butler Township should contact the Fire Chiefs.
2018 Fire Department Officers Installed
The 2018 Fire Department Officers took the oath of office during the January 2, 2018 meeting of the Butler Township Board of Commissioners.