Fire Department

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The City Fire Department is responsible for providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire, medical, rescue, and life safety emergency services within City limits.

The Fire Department also strives to improve the quality of life for City residents by providing public education, code enforcement, and ongoing training for firefighters.


The primary goals of the Fire Department are to:

  • Reduce and prevent the loss of life and property damage
  • Improve the outcome of patients
  • Quickly rescue trapped victims
  • Protect the environment from destruction

Severe Storm Policy

In the event of a severe weather storm advisory from the weather bureau, Butler dispatchers will advise the EMA/Fire Chief and/or his delegate per radio, telephone, or text.

When the weather bureau issues a severe weather warning for Bates County and the City of Butler, then the Fire Department and all Alert Monitors shall be activated and toned accordingly.  Storm Spotters will be dispatched to pre-determined locations to physically watch the storm.  They will notify the appropriate authorities who may or may not activate the Emergency Operations Plan.

In the event of a tornado warning for Bates County,  the Butler Fire Department and other agencies will be notified immediately by the Butler Dispatch.  If the storm is in the vicinity of Butler, storm spotters will be sent to  watch.  If the  threat is near the City of Butler, fire trucks will be dispersed and the EOC will be activated for radio traffic.  If the tornado warning is in the vicinity of the City of Butler, the  storm sirens will be activated immediately.

If you need a shelter in the event of a severe storm, here are two places:

Immanuel Baptist Church
801 W. Dakota
Butler, MO 64730
PH. 660.679.4164

First Christian Church
11 W. Pine
Butler, MO 64730
PH. 660.679.3066

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