Bureau of Fire

We Care About Your Safety
Chief George N. Ban, Jr.
110 North Washington Street
(724) 283-3100

Emergency: 9-1-1

The Bureau of Fire-City of Butler has served the citizens of Butler with pride and professionalism since its inception in the late 1800’s. We are dedicated to serving our community with a highly educated and quality service that protects our citizens, the environment and economic vitality.

We do this through quality education, training in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical care and hazardous materials. Our dedicated professionals will continue to be capable to handle today’s emergencies for Butler and its’ surrounding communities.

The Bureau of Fire-City of Butler was organized in the late1800’s and is located in Butler, Pa., a city of approximately 16,000 people located in Butler County, a beautiful and vibrant county in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The Fire Department currently is comprised of 19 career personnel and 4 part-time fire fighters. All fire fighters are PSFA Certified Fire Fighter II, DOH EMTD and HAZMAT OPS Certified. Additional PSFA, DOH and IFSAC Certifications include: Fire Inspector, Vehicle Rescue, Instructor Non-Suppression and Suppression, NIMS, Paramedic, and Vehicle Rescue Technician. Together we staff three engines, one aerial truck, one squad, one rescue and one Command vehicle from one Central Station. Fire Headquarters, located within the Cities’ Central district is located at 110 North Washington Street; Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 and is within the Public safety Building.

In addition to fire suppression, medical rescue activities, fire and building code enforcement and inspections and other hazard abatement functions common to many fire departments, the Butler Bureau of Fire plays an active role in fire prevention, fire safety and inspection across Butler County. We commonly present fire education programs at area schools, adult and child daycare facilities, personal care facilities, business and industry, as well as instruct fire extinguisher programs and conduct fire drills for employees and other community groups throughout the county. The Bureau also works in conjunction with Butler Health System, Butler County Safe Kids Coalition and several civic groups in various community functions, such as smoke detector giveaways, car seat safety checks and safe kid’s events.

Free Detectors

The Butler City Fire Fighters are proud to introduce “Operation Save-a-Life”. This ongoing program will provide FREE of charge, a smoke detector (limit two) and/or a carbon monoxide detector (limit one), per household, to those who otherwise could not afford to purchase these life-saving devices on their own. This program is open to any low income resident of the City. Please contact the Central Fire Station at: (724) 283-3100 for further information to get your FREE smoke or carbon monoxide detector.

Important Links

Civil Service Test | Police Officer/Firefighter Application
Click here for 2013 Firefighter Civil Service Fact Sheet
Click here for Fire Safety Checklist
Click here for Fire FAQs

Professional Affiliations

Originally chartered to the International Association of Fire Fighters in the late 1930’s, the Butler City Fire Fighters have maintained their professional affiliation to their organization throughout the years. The Local has intermittently been recognized as IAFF Local #775 as of December 7th, 1943, IAFF Local #1749 as of January 31st, 1968 and finally returning to their original affiliate number of IAFF Local #114 in 2008.

Throughout the years, the fire fighters have sought to provide the City of Butler and its residents with the most advanced fire protection and fire safety education available. Our fire fighters continually strive to make advances in fire fighting techniques and safety education programs. Through strong commitments to continuing education in fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazard mitigation and public safety education; we serve our community.

We’re proud to be a part of our community! Through our affiliation with the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association and many other professional and civic organizations, our fire fighters have a “hands on” approach in the community we live and work in.

Butler Downtown is a grassroots revitalization initiative involving local citizens and people from business, education, government and community organizations throughout the region.

Butler, PA was named one of the Best 20 Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine.

Did you know the jeep was born here? Butler also hosts the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, which in 2011 broke the Guinness World Record for most jeeps in a parade.