Benton County Fire District 4 is proud to provide fire and emergency medical service (EMS) to 17,000 people over 52 square miles, including the City of West Richland. Approximately 36 volunteer and career firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and six paramedics respond to an average of 1,200 calls per year. We appreciate the support of our community and give back through our involvement with the local food bank, senior center, chamber, veterans groups, and public schools.
Historically, our fire district was simply there to put out fires. Over time, our responsibilities have expanded to include fire prevention, technical and water rescue, hazardous materials response, infectious diseases control, Emergency Medical Service, and eventually non-emergency care. Whatever the emergency, we want you to know we have systems and plans in place to respond quickly and effectively to save lives.
We can provide a station tour to anyone who is interested in Fire and EMS service. There is no age requirement!
Benton County Fire District #4 relies heavily on volunteer firefighters. We are a combination department (career and volunteer firefighters). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click here for an application.
Benton County Fire District #4 trains with other neighboring agencies to reduce training expenses. We provide Fire Protection Service the City of West Richland and Fire District #4 citizens.
In 2010, voters approved the EMS levy which allows us to provide Emergency Medical Services, which reduced the response time by approximately 3 minutes.
Benton County Fire District #4 provides CPR course for the public for a nominal fee. If you are interested, please contact us for more information
Business Office: 509-967-2945
Burn Information: 509-783-6198
Benton County Fire District #4 provides the smoke detector batteries change service to the Senior Citizens. If you are interested in being on the service list, please contact us.