Recent Calls
Sun. Dec 9th 2018
Benton City, WA - At approximately 5:00 AM on Sunday, December 9th 2018 Benton County Fire Protection District 2 was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 2200 block of W. Dusty Lane, Bent...
Mon. Jun 27th 2016
Crews work to contain the fire here at Knox and District Line in Benton City. When Fire Crews arrived the barn/garage was totally engulfed in flames. At least one vehicle was threatened.
Thu. Apr 14th 2016
Multiple agencies responding to the structure fire around 6 PM on the 1200 block of Hazel Avenue. Firefighters say when they arrived, the duplex was fully involved. It took firefighters about 40 minut...
Fri. Aug 14th 2015
High winds took down a power line and ignited a fire that jumped the Yakima River on Friday on Highway 225 north of Benton City. The power line went down at 75503 Highway 225, said Capt. Bill Reed of ...
Tue. Feb 17th 2015
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of a Tuesday fire that destroyed a vacant Benton City house. The fire started about 9:45 a.m. at 61106 106 PR NE and burned for more...
News Headlines
Sun. May 28th 2017
WEST RICHLAND, WA.-- Benton Count Fire District 4 and Benton County Fire District 2 were called to the scene of a fire near Harrington Road on Saturday night. Right now, firefighters are not aware of ...
Fri. Jan 27th 2017
Usually, it’s a call that clears the Benton Fire District 2 hall. This week it was for soccer practice.After weeks of practice being canceled because of snow and frigid cold, three teams with th...
Sun. Jul 31st 2016
Range 12 fire 90% contained, 176,600 acres of Yakima, Benton counties scorched.Firefighters gained more ground Wednesday on the Range 12 Fire burning across Yakima and Benton counties, bringing contai...
Thu. Jul 14th 2016
Fire crews say the brush fire along Chandler Ridge near Benton City scorched about 4,000 acres Thursday night. Benton County Fire District #2 says 15 districts responded to fight the fire Thursday aft...
Sat. Jul 2nd 2016
Benton County Fire District #4 says overnight, fireworks started a brush fire in the area of Belmont and W. Van Giesen St. in West Richland. Flames burned about 5 acres. Fortunately, no one was hurt a...
Fire Insurance Info

FIRE INSURANCE INFORMATION

The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) sets the district's fire protection classification. Most insurance companies use this classification to set fire insurance premiums rates for property owners.

In 2016, Fire District 2’s Benton City area rating upgraded from a Class 5 to Class 3. The Fire District Country rating was upgraded from a Class 8 to a Class 5. These rating are effective December 1, 2016 and last for 10 years. 

A lower Class rating can equate to lower insurance premiums for residents and business owners depending in their respective insurance carriers. Residents and business owners are encouraged to contact their insurance agents to determine the relative effect this new protection classification will have on their insurance premiums.

The WSRB rates cities and their fire departments by risk level between 1 and 10 (1 indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities; 10 indicates insufficient capabilities). Many insurance companies use the WSRB designation to assess insurance premium rates for homeowners and commercial properties. Protection Class designation is determined by WSRB’s assessment of the fire department’s ability to suppress fires. Categories include:
 

  • Fire Department – distribution of fire stations, engine and ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, department personnel staffing and training
     
  • Water Supply – adequacy of firefighting water supply including water flow, hydrant locations and system maintenance
     
  • Emergency Communications – evaluation of the community’s 911 system ability to receive and handle calls for emergency services
     
  • Fire Safety Control – fire prevention, public education and building code enforcement
     

WSRB recommends property owners contact their insurance agents if you have questions about your premiums.

 

To identify the closest fire station to your property, Google Map your address from either of the station locations:

Station 210: 1304 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA
Station 220: 49504 N Whitmore Pr NW, Benton City, WA

 

 

LETTER OF DOCUMENTATION

The fire protection rating applies throughout Benton County Fire District #2 service area. If your insurance company requires documentation, please download the appropriate letter for your place of residence:

City of Benton City

Benton County District 2  (FD2) County

 

 


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