"Dedicated to Providing the Highest Level of Public Safety Services to our Community"
Fire Fact:
Each year, fire kills more
Americans than all natural
disasters combined.

MISSION STATEMENT

Benton County Fire District #1’s (BCFD#1) mission is to provide the citizens of the Fire District with fire suppression of and fire protection from hostile fires, emergency and rescue services in support of emergency medical transport agencies, and response to and management of hazardous materials incidents.  BCFD#1 also responds and participates in multi-agency fire, emergency medical and hazardous materials incidents in accordance with contractual and mutually agreed commitments.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY'S FIRE DANGER -  EXTREME 

Board Meeting - 8/4/2020

Welcome to Benton County Fire District #1

Proudly Serving South Kennewick, Finley, Rancho Reata, Triple Vista and Badger Canyon

**Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the August 4, 2020

Board of Commissioner's meeting will be held virtually.

To attend, go to: Join Zoom Meeting**

Benton County Fire District #1 provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, and public information to a population of about 18,600 living within the 320 square mile Fire District and to those passing through southeast Benton County on the Interstate, on the rail system or on the Columbia River.


PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE

With the recent wildland fires threatening and destroying homes in our community, it is a good time to highlight the resources available to prepare your home for wildfire. Several organizations sited below have websites that offer a wealth of information. Please educate yourselves and share with others; do your part to safeguard your and your neighbor's home.

NFPA. org (https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Preparing-homes-for-wildfire) offers an informational fact sheet outlining wildfire risk reductions steps that can make your home safer during a wildfire:

 

CalFire offers great information for creating defensible space around your home.  Their "readyforwildfire" website gives recommended zone distances as well as spacing for plants and trees and tips for fire-wise landscaping:

http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/

The Department of Natural Resources outlines safety tips regarding wildfire prevention and landscaping during dry conditions:

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/wildfire/wildfire-preparedness

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Preparing-homes-for-wildfire 


 

What Does the Fire Danger System Mean in Benton County?

 


  
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE

 

FIRE

EMS

2019

630

803

2018

610

909

2017

688

828

2016

553

744

2015

558

730