Benton County Fire District Four pushes bond

  • Source: KEPR-TV CBS 19
  • Published: 07/09/2018 02:52 PM

Benton County Fire District Four is looking to lower response times and add a new station to help the West Richland community. Fire Chief Bill Whealan said response times in the area have hit 17 minutes which can be deadly. Whealan said the window of life for someone that has stopped breathing is six to 10 minutes. With the three new trucks and an additional station, Whealan said they will be able to lower response times and allow for better patient outcome. The bond would charge residents in the district $7 a month for 20 years. "Seven dollars may seem like a lot to a lot of people, but if you look at it in today's world it could be one latte,” Whealan said. “Just one latte a month will give you the lifesaving efforts that you need in your area with the right equipment as well. "


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