The Richland Fire and Emergency Services Department (RF&ES) provides the citizens of Richland and surrounding areas with a range of emergency services, including fire suppression, hazardous materials response, emergency medical response and technical rescue, but also provides other critical services such as fire inspections, fire investigation, fire prevention and public education. Everything we do has a focus on teamwork, integrity, and excellence.
In 2018, RF&ES responded to 6,764 incidents, backfilled 4 Firefighter / EMT positions, spent over 100 hours reading to kids in the Richland School District, fulfilled over 40 citizen requests for smoke alarm assistance, completed 5,262 hours of training, and launched the Regional Entry Level Fire Recruit Academy.
FacilitiesThe department consists of four fire stations, which are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our administrative office is located at Station 71, at the corner of George Washington Way and Swift Blvd, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The department's mission is To Protect and Enhance the Quality of Life. Our 65-member department is dedicated to carrying out our mission each day with our vision, "Service above all," always at the forefront. We do this through our highly trained firefighting personnel, nationally recognized emergency medical responders and with a heightened focus on prevention and public education.
RF&ES maintains a fleet of 5 type-1 engines, 1 platform truck, 5 ambulances, 1 wildfire truck, 1 brush truck, and several administrative vehicles.