Kennewick Fire Department's Training Division provides training through a variety of methods including hands-on standardized drills, customized curriculum, attendance at outside conferences and workshops, and opportunities for expert instruction by seasoned professionals. Additionally, KFD's Training Division collaborates with our Regional Partners to standardize curriculum unique to the Tri-Cities area. This is an essential aspect to training because Tri-Cities agencies provide mutual aid to each other frequently.
The Fire Training Center is jointly operated and maintained by the Kennewick Fire Department and Benton County Fire District 1. It is located in Kennewick at 1811 S. Ely St. The facility has a large classroom, offices for personnel, a drill ground, and 2 training buildings that provide live fire training simulations. Additionally, the drill ground has simulations that allow for confined space and rope rescue drills.
In 2022, the Kennewick Fire Department collaborated, drafted, and implemented a 5 Year Training Plan. The training plan provides a road map that will guide the department through training practices that ensure our crews are able to continue to deliver the highest quality service to our citizens.