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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

Sportsman’s Day raffle information and a printable mail-in order form can be found under the Fundraising tab on our Department Website.

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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 – Jamie Senopole
  • Captain – Derek Thompson 
  • Lieutenant – Kenny Blatt
  • Lieutenant – Tim Diamond 
  • Lieutenant – Matt Martin

Executive Officers

  • President – Stephen Martin
  • Vice President – James Manning 
  • Treasurer – Karsyn Vandevort 
  • Recording Secretary – Brienna Simmons
  • Financial Secretary – Madi Manning 

Board of Directors

  • Paula Schmidt 
  • Jennifer Ladue 
  • Frank Angeloni
  • Nathan Smith 
  • Michael Schmidt 
  • Jamie Senopole
  • Tim Diamond

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.