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.
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.
Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners
Butler Township is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest.
Kindergarten: Caroline Cosgrove – Connoquenessing Elementary School First Grade: Mason Heltzell – Connoquenessing Elementary School Second Grade: Elliana Norton – McQuistion Elementary School… Third Grade: Sydney O’Donnell – Northwest Elementary School Fourth Grade: Julia Neff – McQuistion Elementary School Fifth Grade: Alexa Geibel – Butler Middle School Sixth Grade: Ava Brewster – Butler Middle School
This year’s theme was: “Every Second Counts – Find 2 Ways Out!”
The participation trophy went to McQuistion Elementary School.
Congratulations to all of the winners.