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 and part-time 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.


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 2017 the department responded to 2,194 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.

Within the last few years, the department has added an automated chest compression device to our cache of resuscitation equipment. This device, known as a Lucas device, adds an extra set of hands to deliver compressions during CPR and allows for increased safety for personnel when transporting victims of cardiac arrest to one of the area emergency rooms.

Fire Suppression Services

The fire-suppression fleet consists of three engines and one rescue. In 2017 the department responded to 1,038 calls for fire suppression services.

Fire personnel not only handle EMS and fire suppression duties, a majority of them are also certified in water rescue and other technical rescue disciplines. The department participates in regional technical rescue responses.

Fire Prevention and Inspections

The department works year-round to educate the public on preventing 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 also popular among special groups such as scout troops and civic organizations.

The department also has a fire safety inspection program, with all full-time personnel and some part-time personnel certified as Fire Safety Inspectors. Routine inspections are conducted periodically at existing commercial occupancies as well as during modification or new construction phases. In order to best serve you, please arrange for inspections at least 72 hours in advance. Call (937) 890-2491 for Fire Prevention or Inspection services.

Open Burning

Information on Open Burning in Ohio can be found on Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA). Additional information on guidelines and permits on Open Burning.

Butler Township Fire Department open burn information Open Burning Notice


Newly hired full-time Firefighter / Paramedics






The department is currently comprised of a combination of full-time and part-time personnel. All of the current full-time personnel have come from the part-time ranks either with Butler Township or one of our mutual aid neighbors. Due to regional and national trends of decreasing enrollment of students entering public safety training programs, and decreasing numbers of available part-time personnel, the department began transitioning to additional full-time staff in 2016. Today’s roster consists of 18 full-time employees and additional part-time personnel.

Employment Opportunities

Now accepting part-time applications.

Butler Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

HIPAA Notice

The Department’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices