There are currently no declared emergencies in Benton County. If there was an emergency, more information would be available here.
Updated June, 2013
In Benton County, hot summer temperatures and strong winds can quickly create a dangerous situation during wildfire season.
Take time now to prepare.
Visit our Fire Safety page for easy ways to protect your home and family.
About Benton County Emergency Services
Benton County Emergency Services is made up of two divisions: the Southeast Communications Center (SECOMM) and Benton County Emergency Management (BCEM). SECOMM and BCEM work together to assist emergency responders and promote community safety.
SECOMM is the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Kennewick Police and Fire, Richland Police and Fire, West Richland Police, Benton County Sheriff's Office and Benton County Fire Protection Districts 1, 2 and 4. Dispatchers at SECOMM answer all 9-1-1 calls throughout Benton County, including the Prosser area.
BCEM works to minimize the impact of disasters on the people, property, economy and environment of Benton County, through comprehensive disaster planning, preparedness education, training and resource coordination. In addition to hazards such as wildfires and floods, BCEM plans and prepares for emergencies at the Hanford site and the Columbia Generating Station.