BCES is made up of two divisions, Southeast Communications Center (SE-COMM/9-1-1 Dispatch Center) and Benton County Emergency Management (BCEM). The divisions work together to assist public safety responders and support community safety.
At BCES, we continually strive to improve our systems, procedures, knowledge, and training. We do so by conducting a number of large-scale exercises every year, performing expert analysis of our systems, and attending the latest advanced training courses.
The public?s participation in emergency preparedness plays a key role in our efforts. The following links provide information needed for any individual or family to prepare for any type of emergency. If there were an emergency in Benton County, current information about the emergency would be posted on the Current Emergency page.
Benton County Fire District One is a special purpose service district established to provide services under R.C.W. 52. The Fire District serves an area of approximately 350 square miles surrounding the City of Kennewick and the Southeastern portion of Benton County. The Fire District is bounded by the Columbia and Yakima River on the North, the Columbia River on the East and South, and a line between Benton City to Plymouth on the West. The cities of Kennewick, Richland, and West Richland deduct some land from the Northern portions of the Fire District. Approximately 75% of the Fire District land area is farming or range lands. The remaining 25% surrounds the cities and is now, or will become urban in nature. There is a small portion of the District in the Finley area that is heavy industry, with large chemical facilities, cold storage and some developing industrial uses. The current population of the Fire District is approximately 21,000 people, with 90% of those people living in the areas surrounding the cities.
The Fire District, as a special purpose district, is governed by an elected board of three fire commissioners. The Board of Fire Commissioners is responsible for policy of the District and assuring an adequate financial base to meet the legal and service demand requirements of the public.
Benton County Fire Protection District #4 is a special service district that provides fire protection to the City of West Richland and surrounding county areas. The fire district was established in 1954 and encompasses 52 square miles. Our calls for service include structure fires, wild land fires, citizen assists, emergency medical calls, vehicle accidents, water rescues, and hazardous materials incidents.
We are comprised of a combination staff including 10 career staff and about 25 volunteers. We operate out of two stations that house 11 fire apparatus, a dozer with transport and 4 command/staff vehicles.
We have several members that are on specialized Tri-County Teams such as Hazardous Materials Response, Technical Rescue, and the Tri-County Incident Management Team.
Welcome to the City of Kennewick Fire Department's web site! On this page you should be able to find information about programs and services offered by our Fire Department as well as additional information on other sites that may be of interest or assistance to you
Brush, grass and forest fires donít have to be disasters. NFPAís Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities Ė a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.
FCFD#3 provides fire protection and Emergency Medical Services for approximately 140 square miles surrounding the City of Pasco. The district leadership is made up of three elected commissioners and a full time fire chief. The district employs approximately 35 volunteer responders (firefighters, EMT, and support staff) and 4 full time firefighter/EMTs. Those personnel respond to around 350-400 calls for service a year. The district has a total of six fire stations. At those stations we have a total of 6 wildland engines, 5 fire engines 4 water tenders, 3 command vehicles, 2 rescue units, 1 tractor, 1 ATV, and 1 rehab support unit.
The Hanford Fire Department is a highly trained and professional career industrial fire department with 145 members. We provide emergency fire, medical, hazardous materials, and technical rescue response on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. Learn more about Who We Are.
The other services provided to Hanford Site contractors include functional testing and preventive and corrective maintenance of installed, automatic life safety fire detection and suppression systems; Scott and MSA respiratory equipment servicing, modification, and repair; and fire prevention, investigation, and public education through the fire marshal's office. Learn more about What We Do.
Our jurisdictional area covers the U.S. Department of Energy-owned Hanford Site in south-central Washington State. Located within Hanford's 560 square mile area are four fire stations. Learn more about Where We Are.
Itís no secret that firefighters put themselves in dangerous environments with poor air quality. Firefighters are at risk of inhaling a plethora of dangerous toxins, including asbestos. Although not the most immediate danger in the face of a fire, asbestos exposure should not be overlooked. Learn more about the risks of asbestos exposure in our free Mesothelioma Guide.
The Pasco Fire Department mission is to provide rapid mitigation of fire, rescue, hazardous materials and medical emergencies with compassion, integrity, and respect for the people we serve. To be the premier provider of public safety services, utilizing our people as a critical resource to accomplish our goals.