The City of Richland will delay opening offices and facilities until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for an annual all-employee meeting. Richland City Hall, Administrative Annex, Development Services Building, Richland Community Center, Fire and Police Offices, Human Resources, Shops Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Horn Rapids Landfill are all affected. The Richland Public Library will open at its regularly scheduled time of 9:30 a.m.

Police, fire and emergency services personnel will continue to respond to emergency calls.

Pre Fire Planning


With the warm summer temperatures and dry conditions, our community is more susceptible to grass and wildfires. 

Some specific hazards to be aware of in your neighborhood are listed below.

  • Discarded lawn clippings on slopes below homes.
  • Large overhanging trees/branches close to buildings.
  • Buildings with flammable vegetation within 5 feet of structure.
  • Piles of trimmed branches, tumbleweeds, and other debris close to ignitable fuels.
  • Decks and porches with accumulated flammable debris underneath.

Review the attached Fact Sheet to learn about more ways you can avoid being a victim of fire!

7 Firewise Tips