Fire districts across the Tri-Cities rely on volunteers. It allows districts to save money and still provide top-notch care to the community
Volunteers are always needed, but you don't have to become a firefighter in order to volunteer. "I'm not a firefighter. I have no firefighter background," said Bill Leach, volunteer for Benton County Fire District #4. "All mine is in investigation. I do some administrative stuff for them, set up some training opportunities for them."
Leach is also the Deputy Coroner for Benton County. He's been volunteering since 2014.
"I had the opportunity to go to some training that I never would have had the opportunity through the district and Region 8, which encompasses many fire departments," Leach said.