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New Staff: Scott Frederick

Scott Frederick has served as the Butler Township Director of Emergency Services since January of 2022.

In this position, he is the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator for the Township. Scott’s fire service career began in November of 2008 as volunteer in his hometown of Harmony, PA, where he is still an active volunteer. Prior to coming to the township he worked full-time as a Firefighter at Pittsburgh International Airport for a little over eight years. He is also an Air Force Firefighter, serving thirteen years with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant (E6).

His education and training supplements his experience as a fire officer. He holds forty professional certifications, in multiple disciplines, including firefighting, hazardous materials, technical rescue, fire prevention and life safety education, and EMS. Additionally, he holds an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, concentrating in Fire Service Administration, from Point Park University and a master’s degree in Public Administration, concentrating in Disaster Management, from Liberty University.

His principal objective as Fire Chief is to ensure the highest level of Fire and Emergency Services to the residents, businesses and visitors of the township. There is a long history of the volunteer fire service in Butler Township and his goal is to modernize the volunteer fire service to meet the needs of the modern community. As Fire Marshal, he is responsible for managing the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Program. He ensures effective response to major incidents as the Emergency Management Coordinator. In his free time he enjoys being a volunteer firefighter, continuing his education and reading a good book now and again.

He was raised and still resides in the Zelienople, PA, area with his wife Alycia. They enjoy going out and hiking in the nearby state parks, taking their two dogs for a walk through town, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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