Fire Department

Butler Township Fire Department
3780 Little York Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45414

Non-emergency dispatch number:
(937) 233-2080
Emergency Number: 9-1-1

Office Number: (937) 890-2491
Chief Daniel Alig

The Butler Township Fire Department operates from two staffed fire stations with a combination of full-time, part-time, and volunteer personnel. The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue, fire prevention, and other services for the community.  The department is committed to providing township residents with quality services and modern equipment. New technologies and techniques are continually evaluated – and instituted, when appropriate – to maintain a thoroughly modern department. Successful completion of ongoing training is required for all personnel.


The fire department of Butler Township was founded in 1895. The department consisted of a ladder truck that was a converted buggy with four homemade ladders and about 20 buckets. The department added a hand drawn chemical truck to the fleet in 1910.

Motorized apparatus began to be added to the fleet in 1941, the first being a four cylinder Dodge pumper which carried 300 gallons of water. Today the fire suppression fleet consists of three engines and one rescue.

Members became involved in the early EMS in 1948 through the Morton Whetstone Funeral home ambulance service. The Rescue Squad became part of the fire department in 1965 with the purchase of two Cadillac ambulances. Today’s EMS portion of the fleet consists of three Advanced Life Support (ALS)-equipped ambulances and two ALS equipped fire engines.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

In addition to fire suppression, the Butler Township Fire Department also provides emergency medical services, responding with a combination of full-time and part-time personnel.  The department also provides EMS transport services to the Dayton International Airport.  In 2016 the department responded to 2,255 calls for emergency medical services.

All EMS units are equipped with state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring equipment, capable of acquiring and providing to the receiving hospital “cardiac alert” information regarding a patient with a potential coronary artery blockage. This allows hospital personnel to be prepared to respond immediately, thus saving precious minutes in transferring the patient to the cardiac catheterization lab.

Fire Suppression Services

The fire-suppression fleet consists of three engines and one rescue. In 2016 the department responded to 754 calls for fire suppression services.



Technical Rescue

Butler Township members participate in; water rescue, vehicle extrication, trench and building collapse.

Fire Prevention

The Butler Township Fire Prevention Bureau works year-round to educate the public on how to prevent life-threatening hazards. Fire prevention, CPR and general safety programs are presented routinely to community groups, school children and businesses. As for businesses in the community, fire department personnel help to instruct adults in areas of risk analysis and prevention, as well as how to respond to emergencies.

Fire station tours are popular among special groups such as scout troops and civic organizations. Call 890-2491 to arrange a tour for your group or for additional information regarding programs offered.


Despite literally millions of dollars of vehicles and equipment there would be no safety services to the citizens of our community without people. It takes a special group of people to dedicate themselves to the discipline of the fire service.

These people must constantly train to stay proficient with the fire department whether they are full time or part time. They spend hours of preparation for periods of intense mental and physical activity. They must be willing to perform their duties anytime, day or night, hot or cold, wet or dry. When everyone else gets a day off for a bad winter storm the fire department is still open for business. They must routinely place themselves in harm’s way in burning buildings, on busy interstates, with infectious diseases, and unpredictable situations.

The dedicated men and women of the Butler Township Fire Department work hard to serve our community with not only good emergency services but also with public education, community service, and by just being a good neighbor.

Employment Opportunities

The Butler Township Fire Department is currently seeking Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedics and Firefighter/EMT-Basics to fill immediate openings.

Anyone who is interested can go the Butler Township website at and download an application or pick up an application at Station 88 located at 3780 Little York Road Dayton, Ohio 45414.

The currently salary range is $10.66 to $13.92 depending upon qualifications.           

Anyone with questions can contact the department at 937-890-2491.

Employment Application

       Butler Township is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Open Burning Notice

Fire Links of Interest:

U.S. Fire Administration, Kids’ Page

Coloring pages, safety checklists, and general information for

U.S. Fire Administration, Citizen Safety

Ohio Department of Public Safety, Kids’ Page

National Fire Prevention Organization

Ohio’s State Fire Marshal

EMS Links of Interest:

Centers for Disease Control

Dayton Area Red Cross

American Heart Association

American Safety and Health Institute

HIPAA Notice

The Department’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices