It's been a while in the making, and the new fire station for Benton County District #4 is taking shape at its address at 8031 Keene Road in West Richland, 99353.

Watch drone footage of the new structure Keene Road Fire Station #430, provided by Josh Harrison.

The groundbreaking was held last November after voters approved a bond for the new station and apparatus in 2018. The Port of Kennewick made it possible for the Fire District to purchase the land at a reduced price.

Benton County Fire District 4 is proud to provide fire and emergency medical service (EMS) to 18,232 people over 52 square miles, including the City of West Richland. The fire district operates under a balanced budget and maintains adequate reserve funds in case of an emergency. It also has a history of successfully passing financial and accountability audits by the state. Learn more about Fire District 4 at www.bcfd4.org, “Like” us on Facebook at @BCFD4 or follow us on Twitter @BCFD4Info.

Courtesy of BCFD #4
Courtesy of BCFD #4

Benton County Fire District #4 began as an all-volunteer department in 1954. As the West Richland community continues to grow, the department now has paid and part-time personnel, as well. (16 career staff and 35 volunteers)

Benton County Fire District #4 handles structure fires, wildland fires, emergency medical calls, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and water rescues. Various members are on specialized Tri-County Teams, including Technical Rescue and the South East Washington Incident Management Team.

The district relies greatly on the service of volunteers. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, click here for the application.

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