News & Current Events

Part Time Firefighter/EMT, Firefighter/ Paramedic or Paramedic

April 25, 2018

Butler Township is a community of approximately 7,900 residents within an 18 square mile community located in Montgomery County, Ohio (just north of Dayton at the interchange of I-70 and I-75). The Township is a widely diverse community that includes a busy business district, upscale residential neighborhoods and farms.

The Butler Township Fire Department is currently a combination fire department made up of full-time and part-time personnel. We are accepting applications for part-time personnel.   The department is a progressive organization that boasts outstanding working conditions as well as excellent facilities and equipment.

The minimum qualifications for the positions are:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current State of Ohio certification: Paramedic certification OR Level II Firefighter Certification or equivalent/ EMT; OR Level II Firefighter Certification or equivalent/ Paramedic; also Hazardous Material Operation certificate; NIMS certification; current certification in; ACLS (Paramedics),CPR, and ability to obtain EMS Local Operating Protocol; valid Driver’s License
  • Must maintain required continuing education hours as required to maintain all certifications

Any or all of the following testing and screening procedures may be utilized during the hiring process: written exam; oral examination; practical examination; psychological; polygraph or CVSA; background investigation; and credit check.

Candidates interested in this position must submit a completed application by email  firedept@butlertownship.com or mail to Butler Township, 3780 Little York Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45414.  Due to the public record laws in Ohio, the identity of applicants and application materials cannot be considered to be confidential.

Click here for Employment Application

 

 

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New Service Department Leader

October 2, 2017

New to Butler Township is Service Department Director Jeff Barnett. He comes to his new position from the City of Kettering, where he served as a street department supervisor.

Prior to his eight years with Kettering, Jeff worked in the tool and die industry. He also served in the United States Marine Corp, attached to the Washington, D.C.-based Marine Security Forces.

Jeff and his wife, Debbie, live in Germantown with their four children. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting, hobby farming and getting involved with his children’s sports and activities.

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NEWS: Electric Aggregation Program Bulletin

June 29, 2017

Butler Township residents voted in favor of the electric aggregation program on November 8, 2016.

Butler Township is providing residents with the opportunity to join with other residents and businesses to receive preferred rates on the electric you use. The program is possible through a concept call governmental aggregation, where Township officials bring together citizens to gain group-buying power for the purchase of electric from a retail supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. As an eligible resident or small business, you will be automatically enrolled in the program unless you choose to opt-out (not participate) by July 13, 2017 by completing and returning the reply card attached or by calling 1-888-682-2170.

Under this arrangement, Dynegy has been selected as the Township preferred electricity provider. Dynegy Inc. is an electric company based at 312 Walnut Street, Suite 1500, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Residents and businesses will begin receiving a rate of $0.0539 per kWh through your August 2020 billing period. There is no cost for the enrollment and you will not be charged a switching fee. You do not need to do anything to be a part of the program.

Click Here for additional information Butler Twp Energy Bulletin or Butler Twp Dynegy Opt out

Questions about the program should be directed to the Township Consultant, Scott Belcastro of Trebel LLC at 1-877-861-2772.

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New Firefighters Bring Unique Skills

February 25, 2017

To ensure reliable and adequate protection for the community, the Butler Township Fire Department hired two full-time firefighter/paramedics in February 2017, essentially converting the positions from part-time to full-time.

Ryan Boon has been a part-time firefighter/paramedic for Butler Township for the last nine years. He has gained additional experience working part-time for other communities, as well. He is certified in swift water rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue and confined space rescue.

Todd Flohre has served as a part-time Butler Township firefighter/paramedic for the past five years, and gained additional experience working part-time for Washington Township. He is a certified technician for ice rescue and hazardous materials.

“With their highly specialized skill sets, Ryan and Todd are excellent additions to our staff,” said Fire Chief Dan Alig.

 

 

 

 

Fire Department: Emergency Calls Peak in 2016

 

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K-9 A Hero!

September 12, 2016

 

 

 Zorro’s special talents made a critical difference in a September 2015 incident. Officers were called to a traffic crash, but before they arrived, an intoxicated person ran from the scene on foot. The K-9 was able to track the person to a wooded area, where he was found unconscious. Officers removed him, and he received medical treatment.

Zorro’s handler, Officer Harlow, said she does not believe they would have located the person without the K-9, because of the dense wooded area in which he was hidden.

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, June 10th, Zorro the newest member of the police department was sworn in at the Township Trustees Meeting.  Dr. Jason Thorn from the Dixie Veterinary Clinic presented Police Chief Cresie with a check for $1000 to buy a bullet and stab resistant vest for Zorro.  Dr. Thorn and his staff has been wonderful supporters of the police department and the canine program, and he raised the money for the vest through donations from the community.  We are very appreciative of all the support for Zorro and the police department.

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