Fire Station Open House and Dedication for BCFD #1

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A fun activity for Independence Day weekend–after two years of construction, the Benton County Fire District #1’s new Fire Station is opening up to the public for a very special open house.

The event will be at 101108 East Badger Road on Saturday, July 2. The festivities, games and food will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Pretty excited, especially for the kids because we’re gonna have a lot of kid activities. We’re gonna have a cotton candy machine, we’re gonna have hot dogs, chips and drinks,” said Captain Ron Fryer. He is the Public Information Officer for the Benton County Fire District #1. He also said that Sparky the Fire Dog will be there. People can pose with Sparky on Old Fire Engine Number One.

This is a 24/7 staffed fire station, and emergency calls began to go out for them in May.

Capt. Fryer said, “We want them to meet their firefighters and get an appreciation for what they do for the public and then we can in turn express our thanks.”

This event includes refreshments, equipment demonstrations and safety displays made by BCFD #1’s crew.

“They’ve got some engines they want to show off, including a ladder truck, a transport ambulance, a water tender and a wildland brush fire engine,” said Capt. Fryer.

The board of fire commissioners will hold a ceremony with a presentation of the colors. A formal dedication will follow at 12:30 p.m.

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