Daniel Alig, Fire Chief

"Welcome to the Butler Township Fire Department! In 1982, I started my career with the Butler Township Fire Department. Being born and raised in Butler Township, and a graduate of Butler High School, I decided to join BTFD as a young volunteer and pursue firefighting as a full-time career.

I enrolled in the Fire Science program at Sinclair Community College and after graduating from Sinclair, I went on to finish my Bachelor Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2002, I finished a three year program at the National Fire Academy and became a certified Executive Fire Officer.

As an on call volunteer, I was fortunate to be promoted to Lieutenant in 1984, I then became the Battalion Chief in 1988, and the Assistant Chief in 1996. After college, I went on to work in the commercial insurance industry for two years and then onto the City of Dayton as a Fire Prevention Specialist for ten years. In 1998, I become the Fire Chief for the City of Riverside until 2010. In May of 2010, I was very honored and fortunate to come back to my roots and was hired as the Fire Chief of the Butler Township Fire Department.

I am proud to be associated with the men and women on this fire department who work hard and care deeply for those they serve. They work hard every day to carry out our mission statement:

To provide the highest quality emergency and community services to the citizens and visitors of Butler Township, through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, and Respect.

If you ever have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me."

- Daniel Alig, Chief of Fire

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

Dispatch/non-emergency: 937-233-2080
Records/Office: 937-890-2491

Our History

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.