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Benton County Fire District 4 is governed by a three-member Board of Fire Commissioners elected by the community. Board of Fire Commissioner meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m.

In the interest of public health and safety, Board of Fire Commissioner meetings will be conducted via conference call. Community members can access the meetings by joining zoom calls, information follows:

Join Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 693 463 9066
Call +12532158782,+13462487799


Fire Commissioner Position #1
Frederick Brink
Commissioner Brink also serves on the West Richland City Council, and is active member of the Washington State Emergency Management Council; Benton County Law and Justice Council; Hanford Advisory Board (Department of Energy); and the Legislative Priorities Committee and the State and Federal Policy Committee, both for the Association of Washington Cities. His extensive public service, as well as leadership and management skills developed over his career in the U.S. Navy, F.B.I. and at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will benefit our fire district and residents.
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Fire Commissioner Position #2
Ralph Woody Russell
Woody joined our department as a commissioner in 2013. Woody graduated Texas AM University in 1970 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Woody enjoys fishing fly fishing in particular, hunting, camping, kayaking, and gardening. Some hobbies that he has are woodworking and wine making. Woody is a 40 year blood donor.
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Fire Commissioner Position #3
Garrett Goodwin Garrett joined BCFD4 in spring 2011 as a volunteer firefighter. In the fall of 2011, he transferred positions to be a resident firefighter and held that position until spring of 2016. During his time as a resident, he achieved an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science from Columbia Basin College as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Fire Administration with a Minor in Communications from Eastern Oregon University. After his time as a resident, Garrett went back to being a volunteer, where he is still playing an active role. Garrett is currently married and has one son. He enjoys camping, hiking and being outside.
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