Benton Township is fortunate to be served by two entities for fire protection and emergency services.
Benton Township Volunteer Fire Department (BTVFD) is a not-profit corporation that is staffed by volunteers who reside in Benton Township. BTVFD has one fire station (Station 14) which is located in Unionville, Indiana. Station 14 is home to several pieces of equipment that can respond in an emergency.
- Engine 14-1
- Brush Truck 14-2
- Rescue 14-2A
- Tanker 14-7
- Support 14-8
- Squad 14
- Utility 14
- Marine 14
Benton Township also has a contract with Bloomington Township Fire and Emergency Services to provide back up response when Benton’s volunteers are not available due to work, family, or other commitments.
BTVFD hosts several community events throughout the year. The first event is a fundraiser auction and chili supper which is usually held on Mother’s Day weekend. The second event is a community open house during Monroe County’s Trick or Treat official hours usually in October.