Fire Dept. Resources
Butler Township Fire Department
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, Larry W. Christy
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
- 2.524 mills of real estate tax is designated for fire protection
- There are approximately 190 men and women volunteers that provide emergency service responses to the residents of Butler Township.
- 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.
- In 2016 Butler Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 788 incidents, including but not limited to 232 automatic fire alarms, 322 fires, 86 emergency medical service and 148 vehicle accidents.
- 150 smoke detectors and 50 carbon monoxide detectors were handed out to township residents in need of them.
Free Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Butler Township has received a Hodge Fund Grant which was used to purchase smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. These detector are free to Butler Township residences that have children residing there or have children that frequently visit there. Residents can receive one smoke detector and one combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector or 2 smoke detectors per household, which are available at the Butler Township Municipal Building at the main reception area. Proof of residency is required.
Butler Township VFD Recognizes 50 Year Members
At a dinner, January 6, 2017 held at the Lyndora American Legion Post the Butler Township Volunteer Fire District 3 recognized eight members for fifty or more years of service. Chief Toby Wehr highlighted each of the individual’s service as Line Officers, and Administrative Officers that totaled over 300 years of service to the Department. Recognized for over fifty years of service were; John Doutt, 60 years, Don Gaiser, 57 years, Ted Koerner, 55 years, Gordon Payung, 53 years, and Ken Wehr, 52 years. Completing fifty years of service in 2017 are Wayne Myers, Jim Fiel and Greg Haughey. Each of the awardees were presented with a gift card and picture plaque to be displayed in the fire station.