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.
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.