Benton County Fire District #4

Meet Captain Ray Newton! Captain Newton has been a career firefighter with BCFD#4 for over twenty years and a volunteer before that for three years. Read more...

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Every second counts! 

When you dial 9-1-1,

find out what to do

until help arrives -

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smoke detector batteries change

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.

Business Office: 509-967-2945

Non-Emergency: 509-628-0333

Emergency: 911

Burn Line : 509-783-6198


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

other services

EMS Transport Service


In 2010, voters approved the EMS levy which allows us to provide Emergency Medical Services, which reduced the response time by approximately 3 minutes.

Fire Protection Service


Benton County Fire District #4 trains with other neighboring agencies to reduce training expenses. We provide Fire Protection Service to the City of West Richland and Fire District #4 citizens.

Volunteering with us

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. Application period is December 1st through January 15th.

Station Tours 


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 is proud to provide fire and emergency medical service (EMS) to 18,000 people over 52 square miles, including the City of West Richland. Approximately 50 volunteer and career firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics respond to an average of 1,400 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. 

Our fire district started as an all-volunteer department in 1954. Now we rely on volunteers as well as paid and part-time personnel to respond to emergencies. The West Richland community is growing at a rapid rate, and we need your help. You can train as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, or firefighter/EMT. EMTs are in high demand right now as 72% of our calls are for medical emergencies. Becoming a volunteer is a great way to give back to your community and it helps keep property taxes low compared to other staffing models.