"Dedicated to Providing the Highest Level of Public Safety Services to our Community"
Benton County Fire District #1
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Fire and EMS Division

Fire Chief Lonnie Click

Phone: (509) 737-0911 Ext. 111



Our Fire and EMS Division responds to emergency and non-emergency calls throughout the 320 square miles assigned to our District.  We are staffed with one career Captain for every 24 hour shift at Station 160 and two career Lieutenants assigned to day staff, Monday through Friday, bolstering our staffing levels at Station 120.  We are able to use the day staff officers to backfill during vacations, sick leave and training.  Deputy Fire Chief and Training Captain are available to respond to emergency calls during all hours.  We attempt to ensure that three qualified firefighters are available at Station 160 and two qualified firefighters at Station 120.Our other 4 stations are staffed by volunteers.  Our 67 volunteers remain the backbone of the District and give a tremendous amount of their time to the community in the form of training and response.  Apart from the volunteer firefighters, we have 8 “rehab” volunteers that assist with providing food and drinks for on-scene personnel during longer duration incidents.  The District also has opportunities for Administrative Volunteers to assist with administration and special projects at the Fire Administrative Center and Training Center.Our resident firefighters do an outstanding job!  The District currently has 12 qualified resident Firefighters.  6 live at Fire Station 160, 6 at Fire Station 120.  They live at the Fire Station as their primary residence and add to our 24 hour staffing, including weekends and holidays.