Fire Department

Emergency Calls

To report an emergency dial 9-1-1.

Non Emergency Calls

Butler Township is currently provided fire and rescue service through the Butler Township Volunteer Fire District. If you need to contact the department for non-emergency business 

  • Fire Department
    • Deputy Chief, Kevin Smith
    • (724) 482-2000
  • Director of Emergency Services
    • Scott Frederick
    • (724) 283-3430

Please use these links for additional emergency services information

Emergency Information

The following links can provide information, help you prepare or find support in emergencies.

Butler Township Volunteer Fire District

Butler Township Fire District Truck

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 the Butler Township Volunteer Fire District. The telephone number listed is for non-emergency calls. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Fireman’s Raffle

The Butler Township Fireman’s Association holds an annual sportsman’s raffle in the month of September. For more information on the raffle visit

Fire Department Facts

  • 2.4 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.Butler Township Fire Patch
  • In 2018 Butler Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 897 incidents, including but not limited to 249 automatic fire alarms, 453 fires, 36 emergency medical service and 159 vehicle 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 Butler Township Volunteer Fire District should contact the Fire Chief.

Operational Officers

  • Fire Chief – Scott Frederick
  • Deputy Fire Chief – Kevin Smith
  • Assistant Fire Chief – Michael Schmidt
  • Captain – Paula Schmidt
  • Captain – James Senopole
  • Lieutenant – Tim Diamond

Executive Officers

  • President – Stephen Martin
  • Vice President – Sara Spink
  • Treasurer – Michael Blessel
  • Recording Secretary – Brienna Simmons
  • Financial Secretary – Karsyn Vandevort

Board of Directors

  • David Sanderson
  • Paula Schmidt
  • Frank Angeloni
  • Seth Miller
  • Joe Hanchosky
  • Jason Spink
  • Karl Kobil

Members the Butler Township Volunteer Fire District 3, Mercer Road Volunteer Fire Department and South Butler Volunteer Fire Department have merged into one department to serve the residents of Butler Township.  The Officers for the newly merged Butler Township Volunteer Fire District took the oath of office during the their Installation Dinner on February 9, 2019.