Thank you for supporting our bond in 2018. It will provide funding to build and equip a station, as well as replace three fire engines that are close to the end of their usable lives.
LOCATION - LAND ACQUISITION
KEENE ROAD FIRE STATION 430
New Fire Station Progressing - September 12, 2019
Construction bids due September 24
[PHOTO: Draft rendering of Keene Road Fire Station 430 – subject to change]
Residents of Benton County Fire District #4 may begin to see progress on Keene Road Fire Station 430 soon, the first new station built in the district in over 20 years. The fire district began advertising for construction bids on August 27.
In 2018, voters approved a bond to purchase apparatus and build a new station in the western part of the fire district’s service territory. This investment will improve response times and provide additional capacity for back-to-back emergencies. Currently, it can take almost 17 minutes to respond to an emergency that happens in the western part of the fire district.
The Board of Fire Commissioner for Benton County Fire District #4 will open bids on September 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Provided there are no surprises with the bids received, the fire district plans to have a contractor selected in October.
Station 430 will be located on Keene Road, near the intersection of State Route 224 (Van Giesen). The site was acquired working in partnership with the Port of Kennewick. The location allows for improved service to the western end of the fire district, as well as improves service to the City of West Richland.
More information about the fire district can be found at www.bcfd4.org. Those interested in receiving news about Station 430 can sign up on the website to receive updates directly.
Skeeter Type 5 Wildland Unit
Purchased: Summer 2019
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